Copy Cat (Hardcover)

By Ali Pye, Ali Pye (Illustrator)

Nosy Crow, 9780763699352, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 22, 2018

List Price: 15.99*
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Bella loves Anna. In fact, Bella loves Anna so much that she wants to be just like her and copies every single thing she does. Finally Anna decides she's had enough of Bella being such a copycat! What is Bella going to do? With an adorable troupe of colorful kittens and vibrant illustrations, this author-illustrator debut from rising star Ali Pye is a lighthearted look at playground friendships and finding your own way.

About the Author

Ali Pye has wanted to be an illustrator since she was little, when she drew stories and stuck the pages together to make her own books. But it took her a few years and a stint as a copyeditor before she started drawing professionally in 2010. She is the illustrator of Mouse’s First Night at Moonlight School by Simon Puttock as well as other stories. This is the first book that she’s both written and illustrated. She lives in London.

Praise For Copy Cat

Catty characters learn to play nice...Throughout, Pye's digital illustrations add to the playful tone of the book, with bold colors and shapes defining the big-eyed cats and giving a retro feel to the flat visual aesthetic. A fine feline friendship tale for storytime.
—Kirkus Reviews

Illustrations add to the book’s charm, and young readers will be able to follow the text and will notice the ABC order of the three cats’ names. Acting out the story as a read aloud might be fun, as would encouraging students to write in additional characters of their own that adhere to the ABC theme.
—School Library Connection

This simple story teaches children about friendship and weathering disagreements.
—World Magazine