cover image Caramba and Henry

Caramba and Henry

Marie-Louise Gay. Groundwood, $17.95 (40p) ISBN 978-1-55498-097-0

In his second adventure, Caramba, a zebra-striped cat who lives in a world where cats can fly, has always wanted a brother%E2%80%94but not the one he gets. Henry screams and cries all of the time and, unlike Caramba, Henry isn't having any trouble flying. To Caramba's chagrin, his mother puts him in charge of making sure Henry's fledgling flights don't end in disaster, but when Caramba attaches Henry to the end of a string, like a kite, Henry comes loose and flies off, requiring rescue. Gay's watercolors, laced with feathery pencil lines, bring warmth to this fresh spin on a story about learning how to be an older sibling. Ages 2%E2%80%935. (Aug.)