I Am a Cat (Hardcover)

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This book made me crack up! Being the proud owner of 2 new kittens I could relate to the attitude this sweet, chubby little cat has. The big cats don't think he belongs but he is persistent and lets them know about all the things they share, not just what is different. Besides being sweet and funny this is a wonderful reminder to us all to see the common ground with others and not only what sets us apart. The adorable and lovely art work adds depth and humor to this new favorite book at home. — From Patti H.


A simple housecat named Simon encounters some bigger cats: Lion, Puma, Panther, Tiger, and Cheetah. Each of the big cats has something to say about Simon not being "cat" enough. According to them, he just doesn't measure up. He doesn't have Lion's mane or Cheetah's spots. He doesn't sleep in trees like Panther or climb mountains like Puma. He's small and fuzzy, not big and strong. But ultimately, Simon shows the big cats that he's just like them . . . only smaller.

A celebration of both individuality and community, I Am a Cat is a strong debut that shows we're all more alike than we think . . . if we look closely enough.

About the Author

Galia Bernstein was born and raised in Israel. She started her career as a designer and illustrator for the Israeli Army's magazine. She later studied illustration at Parsons School of Design at the New School and now works as a full-time freelance illustrator. She lives in New York City.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781419726439
ISBN-10: 1419726439
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: February 6th, 2018
Pages: 32
Language: English