Children's Books

Big Cat

For fans of Nick Bruel's Bad Kitty, here is a hilarious mistaken identity caper--what happens when a suspiciously large, orange-striped cat moves into Gran's house? A vividly colorful illustrated tale about friendship and acceptance.

Isobel's grandma has lost her glasses and she can't see a thing without them. While Isobel and Gran are in the garden searching for the glasses, they come across a cat. A very big cat. A very big and friendly cat. The big cat moves in with them, much to the disgust of all gran's other cats. He might be good fun, but he takes up lots of space and eats every scrap of food. Eventually the new cat's mom and dad turn up, looking for their missing son. And they just happen to have found gran's glasses too. The tiger family are delighted to be reunited--and gran now sees that she's been sharing her house with... a tiger!

A heartwarming and surreal romp, packed with jokes and funny details and with an underlying message of acceptance.

About The Author

Emma Lazell is a UK-based illustrator and author. Her work is linear, expressive, and sprinkled with irony and playfulness. In 2018 she completed the prestigious MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, graduating with a distinction. In 2014 she graduated with an undergraduate degree in Illustration from The University for the Creative Arts. Big Cat is her debut picture book.

  • Publish Date: July 30, 2019
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction - Animals - Cats
  • Publisher: Pavilion Children's
  • Trim Size: 8-5/8 x 11
  • Pages: 32
  • US Price: $16.95
  • CDN Price: $22.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-84365-429-2

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