This Story Is Not About a Kitten (Hardcover)
November/December 2022 Kids Indie Next List
“This book about community, seeing and helping others in need, and the collaboration and interdependence we all require is exactly what the world needs right now.”
— Laura Sharp, Literally, A Bookshop, Gilbert, AZ
Contrary to what you may believe, this story is not about a kitten, hungry and dirty, scared and alone, needing a home. It is also not about the dog who heard the kitten meowing sadly. Even less so about the woman and child walking the dog, who stopped when their dog heard the kitten. Nor is it about the friends who brought a box for the kitten, or the man who offered it some milk. No, this story is not about a kitten at all—well, maybe a little—but more importantly this is a story about community, compassion, and generosity.
Randall de Sève’s thoughtful and warm story is sure to fill readers of all ages with hope and the warm fuzzy feeling that rescuing animals brings. Wonderfully complemented by Carson Ellis’s breathtaking illustrations, this book is sure to be cherished by animal-loving readers everywhere!
Carson Ellis is the author and illustrator of the bestselling picture books Home and Du Iz Tak? She also collaborated on the Wildwood Chronicles with her husband, Colin Meloy. She lives with her family near Portland, Oregon.
"[A] celebration of cooperation and simple kindness" —Publishers Weekly