cover image How to Be a Good Cat

How to Be a Good Cat

Gail Page. Bloomsbury, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-59990-474-0

In his third outing, Bobo, having held on to the good habits he learned in How to Be a Good Dog, volunteers to care for a neighbor’s rambunctious kitten. Bobo soon learns that “Bonkers wasn’t just very cute, he was also very... naughty!” His efforts to reform Bonkers fall flat, and it’s up to Bobo’s friend Cat to explain the truth of his species to Bobo (“Lesson #1: Cats are sneaky. You never see them coming”). The story line is slight, but Page conveys Bobo’s earnest personality with understated humor and grace. Ages 3–6. (Nov.)