A Cat is Better
by Linda Joy Singleton, illustrated by Jorge Martin
Little Bee Books, 2017
Readers meet ‘confident’ cat at the pet store when a young boy picks him up. Cat knows he is the most perfect pet and gives the boy permission to take him home. But wait! The boy is getting a dog, too?! The cat knows this is a big mistake. Readers will laugh as the cat points out all his attributes and all the dog’s foibles, while insisting he is the perfect pet. But lo, readers will also see the side of the cat that makes mistakes and concessions. A well balanced, tongue-in-cheek funny story asserting cats are better than dogs.