The Amazing Crafty Cat (Hardcover)

By Charise Mericle Harper

First Second, 9781626724860, 128pp.

Publication Date: April 11, 2017

List Price: 13.99*
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Sometimes school can be scary and even embarrassing, but not today. Today is Birdie’s birthday, and everything will be perfect! Birdie's panda-riffic cupcakes are beautiful, and there’s one for everyone. She will be the star of the class. But then . . . disaster! A trip and fall on the way to school means no more cupcakes! Who can save the day? Who can make the class smile again? This is a job for Birdie’s alter ego . . . the Amazing Crafty Cat!

After a quick transformation, Birdie is ready. She’s not afraid of sticky paws or paper cuts. She’s not afraid of anything, even Anya, the class bully. It’s time to get crafting!

From Just Grace and Fashion Kitty author Charise Mericle Harper comes the first volume in a hilarious, charming, and sweet graphic novel trilogy for young readers about a little girl who can craft her way out of any situation. Each volume includes fun and simple instructions for do-it-yourself crafting activities. Get your paws ready for crafty time!

About the Author

Charise Mericle Harper has created many books for children, including the popular Fashion Kitty series, the Just Grace books, When Randolph Turned Rotten, and Henry's Heart. She has also illustrated Ralph’s World Rocks! by Ralph Covert. She lives in Mamaroneck, New York, with her family.

Praise For The Amazing Crafty Cat

"... a genuinely sweet book about a second-grader finding an imaginative way to face this confusing world." —LA Times

"A charming addition to early reader graphic novel collections and a solid option for young crafters and fans of the author." —School Library Journal

"This outside-the-box volume is a great example of the breadth of possibilities in sequential-art narrative." —Booklist

"The clear, simple layouts make this an accessible choice for the graphic-novel newbies, and plenty of clever details and playful visuals will appeal equally to more experienced readers." —BCCB