My Very Own Special Particular Private and Personal Cat by Sandol Stoddard Warburg and Remy Charlip / ISBN 9781592703852 / 56-page hardcover reprint published in 2023 by Enchanted Lion
A lively, loving child is taught a thing or two about boundaries by his very own special, most particular cat in this picture book illustrated by the legendary three-time NYT Best Illustrated recipient Remy Charlip.
This is a story about a boy and his very own special, particular, private, and personal cat—a cat he orders around, puts on his lap, and even dresses up and tucks into bed! But the cat has other plans, and its very own special, particular, private, and personal inner life. After all, everyone knows that you can't ever really own a cat... The story's climax, warm and friendly, yet firm, is all about how to claim the space we each need for ourselves. Many children and adults have undoubtedly felt just as this cat does!
Designed and illustrated by the prolific and visionary Remy Charlip, this picture book is about boundaries and independence, identity and belonging, friendship and respect—all told through a playful and witty rhyming text from Sandol Stoddard Warburg.
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