Once there was a cat who lived all alone.
He ate on his own. He slept on his own.
He spent every day alone.
Poor Cat! The other kitties never ask him to play. He just seems so… grumpy. Then, one night, in a terrible rainstorm, everything changes: Cat hears a plaintive “meow” and finds a drenched little kitten taking shelter between his paws. And no matter what Grumpy Cat does, she's determined to stick by him. Endearing art, expressive characters, and gentle storytelling from Britta Teckentrup (Big Smelly Bear) send children the comforting message that there's a special friend for everyone.
Britta Teckentrup studied at St. Martin's College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. An internationally published author and illustrator, Britta lives and works in Berlin, Germany with her artist husband and young son.
“This more than satisfies the requirements for an outstanding . . . book for the youngest listeners. The characters are appealing, the story is short and linear, and the ending is warm and satisfactory. But the high point is the art; graphically inspired, textured. . . totally appealing.” —Booklist (STARRED REVIEW)
"...very young children facing a critical developmental task--being brave enough to make friends-should find this perfectly on target. . . the illustration's bold forms and vibrant colors make this perfect for group sharing . . ." —Kirkus Reviews
"Teckentrup creates remarkably expressive characters . . . This is a winningly attractive book that will have broad appeal." —School Library Journal