By Marie-Louise Gay (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books, Hardcover, 9780888996671, 40pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2005
Caramba is a fat, furry, striped cat with a big problem. Every single cat in the world can fly, he sighs, except me Caramba would love to swoop and glide between the clouds, to feel the wind whistling through his fur. He tries to soar into the sky over and over again but always lands flat on his face, until finally he sadly accepts that he is earthbound. Don't be such a scaredy-cat, cry his cousins. All cats are meant to fly They grab his paws and whisk him up into the sky for an impromptu flying lesson that ends with a big splash and a surprising discovery in this beautifully illustrated story with a special message of self-acceptance.