May 4, 2023
Cat loves purring, posing and painting. But most of all she loves painting! Cat usually paints all alone, until one day she spots a sign offering an art club. Yippee! Cat is thrilled to meet other painting cats! That night she has a spot of anxiety, but the real problem begins when she shows up to class and meets … a bunch of dogs! Screech! Cat runs home scared and upset. That was not what she expected. She gets the gumption to try again and ends up having a lovely time with her new friends. The message is pretty simple here, but still important, give dogs (or people) a chance and they might surprise you! I always say picture books are for everyone. To some this might seem like a sweet story about an artistic cat and her amusing inner monologue. But to me it was a story about leaving your comfort zone, having it turn out differently than you expected and gaining the strength and wisdom to try again. I channeled my inner Cat recently, tried something new and it paid off spectacularly. I encourage you to do the same. Meow!
Bits and Pieces: Is this cat French? I don’t know. But her little hat and matching jumper tells me yes. She is a perfect (purrfect) little French une artiste. When I go to Paris I will be looking to Cat for her fashion la compétence.
Not Sure About: Not a thing. High paw to the creators of this gem.
Favorite Part: There is a mouse at the end. Ya’ll know how I adore a mouse moment. I saw an alligator carrying a purse too. Rashin has mega awards and I am making an educated guess on her medium. Graphite and Acrylic? Either way I wanted to live in the world she created for Cat.