cover image Supercat


Kate McMullan. Workman Publishing, $6.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-7611-2644-7

""Meowie Wowie!"" Supercat by Kate McMullan, illus. by Pascal Lematre, possibly the first board-book superhero for babies and toddlers, is out to ""[make] the world safe for blankies."" In comic-strip style, the oblong paper-over-board book features the fearless feline, armed with plenty of Super Milk. Colorful pen-and-ink drawings illustrate the action, in which Supercat proves that he is faster than a falling baby elephant, more powerful than a missing blankie and able to get a hippo into pajamas in a single bound. (June)