Publication Date: March 8, 2022
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Ages 5 to 8
This feline-focused picture book is about imagination, courage, and seeing the world differently: as a place of possibility and endless opportunity for everyday adventures!
Olivia is an indoor cat—a brave adventurer, a tireless traveler, and a fearless explorer who is never afraid. From hunting fierce shoelaces to climbing all the way to the top of the bookcase, Olivia has always been able to count on her bravery. But will it be enough to help her face the big, uncertain world outside her home?
From Marianna Coppo, the critically acclaimed author of Petra and Such a Good Boy, comes a charming picture book about the life of a cat: its ups and downs and sometimes-surprising in-betweens. At once relatable and illuminating, this story takes the youngest of readers straight into the mind of a cat! What may seem quiet and subdued from the outside is in fact an emotionally rich existence filled with likes and dislikes, adventures and misadventures, challenges and fears. Featuring whimsical, color-drenched art and warm, thoughtful prose, this uplifting book proves that courage is not the absence of fear—courage is believing in yourself, no matter what.
PURR-FECT GIFT FOR ANY OCCASION: From its stand-out cover to its expressive spreads, this book will make an exceptional year-round gift for lovers of cats and whimsical art—at every age!
SMALL ACTS OF COURAGE DESERVE CELEBRATION: At some point, we've all felt the impulse to venture out and be brave, knowing that taking that leap requires faith in oneself and heaps of imagination. This book teaches young readers that it's okay to have feelings, to react to the world around them, and to take steps beyond the familiar—even if those steps are sometimes small.
PROMOTES VISUAL STORYTELLING: Coppo's whimsical, color-drenched spreads bring Olivia's story to life. Young readers will delight in her escapades, and marvel at her profound realization by the book's end.
• Cat lovers (and cat owners) of all ages
• Parents, grandparents, and caregivers of cat-loving children
• Gift-givers seeking beautiful, distinctive offerings for young readers
• Lovers of animals, nature, and everyday adventures
• Teachers and educators looking for books about bravery
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