Disclaimer: I received this finished copy from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.
Book: Cat’s First Baby
Author: Natalie Nelson
Book Series: Standalone
Diversity: Black family and baby shown and central to the story.
Recommended For…: children, picture book lovers, babies, cats, parents
Publication Date: March 1, 2022
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Recommended Age: 0+ (smug cat thoughts)
Explanation of CWs: There is a cat. He is smug. He is confused by baby and is wondering why if cat size why not cat then?
Publisher: Quirk Books
Synopsis: I am a cat.
Are you a cat?
Cat is curious. There’s a new addition to the family, but who exactly is this small being? This new arrival doesn’t meow like a cat, or smell like a cat, or even have a tail like a cat. As Cat investigates, he might just come to appreciate this loud, silly family member. After all, they both enjoy a good catnap.
In Cat’s First Baby, the feline companion to Dog’s First Baby, Natalie Nelson captures the wonder and humor of a new family member through a cat’s eyes. Sure to delight kids and cat parents alike, this board book promises to be a repeat read-aloud.
Review: I absolutely loved this little book. I thought the book perfectly encompassed the thoughts of a cat when a new addition in the family appears and I can only hope that every cat comes to love their first baby when/if the time comes.
Verdict: It’s so adorable. Highly recommend.