cover image Cat Nap

Cat Nap

Toni Yuly. Feiwel and Friends, $16.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-250-05458-6

Yuly’s third sleep-centric animal story, after Early Bird and Night Owl, follows the efforts of a large gray cat to sneak in a noontime nap. Unfortunately for him, rowdy white Kitten only wants to play. Hide-and-seek is the perfect solution, but Kitten is far too talented a seeker for Cat to get much shut-eye while he’s hiding. Loose lines, big blocks of bright color, and midcentury modern details provide just enough setting for the cats to explore (and details, like a reappearing mouse, for readers to spot). The gotcha ending will be familiar to any parents who have found a suddenly-tuckered-out little one taking up space in their beds. Ages 1–3. [em]Agent: Lori Kilkelly, Rodeen Literary Management. (Jan.) [/em]