How to Draw a Happy Cat
by Ethan T. Berlin
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Pub Date 04 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 29 Oct 2022
Astra Publishing House, Hippo Park
Drawing a happy cat seems like such an easy thing to do. Just follow the instructions in this book! Wait a minute . . . why doesn't Cat look happy? We gave her a stuffy and a cool t-shirt! Uh-oh! Turns out drawing a happy cat is harder than it looks. Now it's the reader's job to find out why Cat isn't staying happy AND draw everything she wants! (That might include skateboards, friends, and yes--even a pizza-flinging catapult.) This clever, often tender, laugh-out-loud picture book breaks the fourth wall in charming ways; will have kids asking for repeat reads; and will definitely have parents nodding knowingly at the escalating cycle of demands. Can you draw a happy cat?
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Oh my goodness, if you're looking for a fun drawing book, this is it! How To Draw a Happy Cat is a hilarious story about a grumpy, demanding cat who goes on all sorts of adventures with his friends. Think skateboarding on airplanes and catapulting pizzas.
This book is absolutely perfect for K-2 and would be so much fun to use as part of a drawing lesson. There are directions for drawing the cat and a few of his friends. The pictures are quirky, bright and colourful and will surely appeal to kids of all ages.
A big thank you to NetGalley and Astra Publishing House for an advanced readers copy.
A blog review and instagram post will be coming on release day.
Did you say a PIZZA CATAPULT?!
What a silly, fun and educational book. I simply adore how the author and illustrator built in simple drawing lessons into a story about friends, fun and of a course a pizza catapult!! This book is sure to keep kids from about 4 - 10 ( likely moms & dads too!!) busy for hours.
And do I smell a sequel? How to Draw a Happy Chicken? YES please!!
Grateful as always to have received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley & Hippo Park Books.
How to Draw a Happy Cat is a very wacky book!! It contains lots of step-by-step tutorials on how to draw certain animals and objects. I loved the storyline and how things just kept getting crazier!
Want to draw an adorable happy cat? This book makes it easy-peasy but wait... the cat suddenly is unhappy! Why? Oh nooooooo what can you to do to turn that frown upside down?
The author tries to pacify the unhappy cat by giving her a cool t-shirt, a stuffy, a skateboard, some friends, an airplane and some delicious pizza. Those appeasers makes her happy only temporarily but then her smile once again disappears. Whatever will cheer cat up and put a permanent smile on her face and in her heart?
This imaginative, creative, read-out-loud picture book is hilarious. Kids will love the fun vibe and parents will know the book is a winner after it is requested to be read again and again. The illustrations are fantastic and there are ample opportunities for interaction as kids are instructed how to draw different objects that may make an unhappy kitty contented. The author leaves a pathway for a sequel at the end of the book with the statement: "But now Chicken is sad." Bring it on...kid's will love to hear more I'm sure! I highly recommend this book.
How to Draw a Happy Cat was such a fun read! While it started as a directed drawing, it turned into a sweet story as to how to make the cat happy. It was neat to see what direction the story would go at each turn, from giving the cat friends, to an airplane, to a pizza catapult. My 3 year old currently loves trying to draw different things, and I would absolutely buy a physical copy of this book so he can try to copy the drawings.
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