Caterina and the Perfect Party (Hardcover)

By Erin Eitter Kono

Dial Books, 9780803739024, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 11, 2013



Caterina is planning the best party "ever." She organizes perfect lists, prepares perfect food, and crafts perfect decorations. But a terrible storm threatens to put a hitch in all of Caterina's perfect party plans. With the help of her friends and little brother, Leo, Caterina learns that real creativity is not about being perfect, but about having fun
Caterina is a little brown bird with big plans For fans of "Ladybug Girl "and "Betty Bunny," "Caterina and the Perfect Party "is the colorful debut of a lively new picture book character in a playful story about creativity and friendship.

About the Author

Erin is an award-winning author and illustrator. She grew up in Iowa and then spent a bunch of years wandering around the world. Over time she s collected bits of this and that, but her most favorite collection is her group of friends. These days, Erin lives in Palos Verdes, California with her husband, daughter, hamster, and the neighborhood peacock. She writes, paints, and crafts in a cottage with a yard that looks suspiciously similar to Caterina s Corner."

Praise For Caterina and the Perfect Party

"The [message] that having good friends trumps adversity is given a fresh interpretation in these charming, collage-filled pages. Any child who enjoys scrapbooking or crafts will be inspired to get busy with crayons, glue and scissors by the crafty images on every page."
-Kirkus Reviews

"Kono’s mixed-media illustrations provide cheerful zip... Caterina sets a good example for kids who have trouble rolling with the punches when best-laid plans go awry.”

-Publishers Weely

“Readers will want to spend time perusing the intricate details in the pictures.”