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Thumpy Feet

Betsy Lewin

Board book

List Price: 7.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/31/2014)
Hardcover (9/1/2013)


Through euphonious text and masterful compositions, Caldecott Honor winner BETSY LEWIN celebrates one of the most popular pets in the world!

Thumpy, thumpy, thumpy, thump!

Here comes Thumpy Feet! The simple onomatopoeic text follows a fun-loving, food-scarfing, self-satisfied cat as he enjoys the simple pleasures of his daily routines. Reminiscent of East Asian ink wash paintings, the illustrations not only reproduce Thumpy Feet's exquisite movement, they also capture his soul.

Masterful compositions--balanced, varied, and often surprising--capture the reader's attention and evoke emotional response.

Praise For Thumpy Feet

* "Anyone who has ever known and loved a cat will be instantly captivated by Lewin's fun-loving feline creation. . . . Several words per page appear in varying colors and locations to complement Lewin's energetic and expressive watercolors. . . . Chock-full of personality and charm, Thumpy Feet will be warmly welcomed by readers everywhere."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"Lewin’s Thumpy Feet may exist in an analog format, but he’s as endearingly, idiosyncratically feline as any YouTube star. . . . Minimally propped and set against crisp white backgrounds, the action couldn’t be more catlike in its concision. . . . each one of [Lewin's] gorgeous, goofy ink-wash portraits is a keeper. Best of all, she reminds readers how much fun cats are to watch—and how they couldn’t care less about whether we’re watching them."—Publishers Weekly
"This goggle-eyed sprawl cat exuberantly eats, plays, and naps while portraying the exact opposite of typically aloof feline elegance."—School Library Journal

Holiday House, 9780823440221, 28pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2018

About the Author

Betsy Lewin is an award-winning children's book writer and illustrator. Her books have been New York Times bestsellers, received multiple starred reviews, and numerous awards, including a Caldecott Honor for Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. In 2015, Betsy was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame. She lives with her husband, Ted Lewin, in New York City when they are not traveling the globe, seeking creative inspiration in nature and wildlife.