Are You a Cat?

by Coll Muir, Coll Muir

On Sale: 05/19/2020

Are You a Cat?

by Coll Muir

illustrated by Coll Muir

On Sale: 05/19/2020


About the Book

From the creator of Can Cat and Bird Be Friends comes a delightful story featuring an adorable cat and an inquisitive dog.

Dogs chase cats. Everyone knows this, especially cats.

When Dog wants to chase Cat, he politely asks, “are you a cat?”

To outrun and outsmart Dog, Cat pretends to be other animals that dogs wouldn’t ordinarily want to chase. It’s a masterful plan indeed. But when an unexpected creature walks by, it’s impossible for Cat to play pretend for much longer.

In a charming picture book filled with pleasing banter and hilarious quips, rising talent Coll Muir creates the perfect story about staying true to yourself.

Perfect for fans of Jon Klassen’s I Want My Hat Back, This Is Not My Hat, and We Found a Hat.

Educator and Librarian Resources

Critical Praise

Muir's simple, slightly abstract cartoon art gives both [the dog and not-a-cat] each broad personality along with an identifiable and amusing cast. - Kirkus Reviews

[T]his quick and clever conversationally styled romp is a perfect choice for young listeners....This is an enjoyable outing, perfect for storytime or bedtime and sure to generate plenty of repeat requests from listeners. 
    - Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

The simple, formulaic text makes this an accessible read for many young readers, while the high-contrast, cartoon-style illustrations pop with visual appeal. - School Library Journal

This delightful, tongue-in-cheek story offers young readers an opportunity to question expectations. - School Library Journal

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062865946
  • ISBN 10: 0062865943
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 05/19/2020
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Cats
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Birds
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Elephants

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