Me and My Cat?
Publication Date: March 2000
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A Freaky Friday for younger kids -- and with an extra twist
Late one night Nicholas sees a witch enter his bedroom and hears her say some magic words. Then the witch leaves without even saying goodbye. When he wakes up the next morning, it doesn't take him long to realize something very strange is going on - especially when he pulls at his whiskers and watches himself go off to school. Whiskers? How confusing! That nasty witch cast the old switcheroo spell on him, and Nicholas has swapped bodies with his cat, Leonardo. Needless to say, quite an unusual day is in store for both Nicholas-inside-Leonardo and Leonardo-inside-Nicholas, and Satoshi Kitamura catalogues their misadventures in fantastically funny pictures.
Satoshi Kitamura is the creator of many popular books for children, including Comic Adventures of Boots and Sheep in Wolves' Clothing. He lives in London, England.
"Silly good fun." --Kirkus Reviews
"Kitamura allows the situation to speak for itself with his signature off-kilter line drawings, tiny illustrative details, and dry, matter-of-fact tone . . . Funny, frenetic, and insightful, too." --Booklist
"Facial expressions speak volumes, and the sense of kinetic movement and moments caught in a series of 'snapshots' will pull in the most diffident listeners. The high humor is infectious and the entire clever premise is well executed." --School Library Journal
"Kitamura's text is deadpan funny, and his line-and-watercolor illustrations reflect the offbeat, understated humor." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books