Little Night Cat
by Sonja Danowski
NorthSouth Books, 2016
Little Night Cat’s breath-taking illustrations will capture reader’s hearts in this heartfelt story of a young boy who gives away his most cherished possessions.
Tony wakes in anticipation of a big day at the animal shelter. He decides to donate his collection of stuffed animals. His mother suggests that it is not a good idea, but Tony insists the animals want to do it to help. While at the shelter, Tony is attracted to a gray tomcat, who approaches Tony and purrs. Without his animals, Tony can’t sleep that night and his mother pulls out of the closet an old, ragged stuffed animal from her childhood. He begs her to bring the stuffed animal when she returns to pick him up from school. She does not and he is crushed, until…he sees the surprise waiting for him.
Illustrations are rich in colors, rich in details, and moving. Each page is filled with life. This is the kind of art most can’t afford, but it can be found in a picture book. A book that will be read over and over again.