The Best Cat (Hardcover)

By Valeri Gorbachev, Valeri Gorbachev (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763636753, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 23, 2010

List Price: 15.99*
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The family pet is so much more than that in this warm and funny book for little animal lovers with imaginative minds.

When Bootsy plays with a ball of yarn, Jeff sees a clown — the best clown in the world! And when Bootsy dances, Jeff sees a ballerina — the best ballerina in the world! Jeff’s big sister, Ginny, disagrees. "Bootsy is just a regular cat," she insists. But Ginny and Jeff can agree on one thing: Bootsy is the best cat in the world! Valeri Gorbachev’s charming illustrations capture the central role that a beloved pet plays in the life of a child.

About the Author

Valeri Gorbachev has illustrated numerous books for children, including All for Pie, Pie for All by David Martin and Squirrel’s World by Lisa Moser. He is also the author-illustrator of many children’s books, including The Missing Chick. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.