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There's a Cat in Our Class!

A Tale about Getting Along

Jeanie Franz Ransom, Bryan Langdo (Illustrator)


List Price: 9.99*
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Honorable Mention, 2016 Foreword INDIES Book Awards

Max, Rusty, Ginger, and Tanner assume without question that their new classmate is just like them... a DOG.

Guess what? Samantha is NOT a dog, which leads to whole heap of questions:
Do you eat mice?Can you walk on a leash? Do you use a litter box or go outside? Can you even wag your tail?

But in little time, all the tails in Miss Biscuit's classroom start wagging, and Samantha is celebrated for the CAT she is, just in time for another new student

There's A Cat in Our Class is a kid-friendly exploration of diversity, teaching kids the value of not only accepting but embracing the differences of those around us.

Includes a Note to Readers written by Gayle E. Pitman, PhD that discusses how parents, teachers, and other adults can talk with children about diversity in a way that's meaningful and effective.

Magination Press, 9781433822629, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 15, 2016

About the Author

Jeanie Franz Ransom is a licensed professional counselor whose books include Big Red and the Little Bitty Wolf, Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal, I Don't Want to Talk About It, and What Really Happened to Humpty? She's also worked as an elementary school counselor, where she was never without her popular puppet, Mr. Know-It-Owl. Jeanie and her husband are parents to three grown boys and two dogs, and divide their time between St. Louis, MO, and Northport, MI. Visit her at and follow her on Facebook: @JeanieRansomAuthor Bryan Langdo is the author and/or illustrator of more than 30 books for children. His picture book Tornado Slim & the Magic Cowboy Hat (Two Lions, 2012) won a 2013 Spur Award for Storytelling from Western Writers of America. Bryan lives in Hopewell, New Jersey, with his wife and two children. Visit and follow on Instagram: @bryanlangdo