Cat ladies

Susi Schaefer

Book - 2020

Princess the cat has four properly-trained ladies--what will she do when a stray little girl arrives?

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Subjects
Genres
Animal fiction
Humorous fiction
Picture books
Published
New York, NY : Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Abrams 2020.
Language
English
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN
9781419740824
1419740822
Main Author
Susi Schaefer (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Life is good for Princess, a very spoiled and very contented cat. She lives with four women who all treat her like royalty, offering her delicious snacks, brushing her pure white fur, accompanying her on bird-watching ventures, and indulging her caterwauling during the ladies' band practice. In short, "Princess had everything under control. Just the way she liked it." All is well until pampered Princess' cushy life is disrupted by a small girl who suddenly becomes the center of attention in the household. Feeling excluded, the prickly Princess stalks off in a sulk, gets herself into a tight situation, and comes to understand the benefit of adding a fifth lady to her entourage. The engaging mixed-media illustrations are filled with patterns and bright colors and vary in size—some cover the pages from margin to margin, while others are small vignettes. Princess' facial expressions clearly reveal her emotions, which run the gamut from smug to disgruntled to scared and back again to satisfied. Preschool-Grade 2. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Princess, a fluffy white cat, lives with her four well-trained older ladies—caring for them takes plenty of work, but "Princess didn't mind. They were cute and cuddly and gave her all the treats she could want." The pampered feline "got glam" with Millie on grooming days, accompanies Molly out for treats on errand days, bird watches with Merthel, and rocks "a wailing duet" with Maridl in the household's band. Secure in her place, Princess is bewildered when she finds the ladies surrounding a "mysterious stray" (a human child), having done all their tasks without her. Suddenly flung from the spotlight, Princess decides she's better off on her own, only to become unceremoniously stuck in a nearby fence. It takes the ladies, plus one stray "with excellent hearing," to bring Princess back where she belongs. Bright and bold digital collage by Schaefer (Zoo Zen) infuses the illustrations with appealing texture and depth, adding whimsy to this story about change and belonging for feline lovers of all stripes: "Now Princess has five ladies. Some cats say that's too many... but there is no such thing." Ages 4–8. Agent: Brooks Sherman, Janklow & Nesbit Assoc. (Apr.) Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Princess, a fluffy white cat, lives with her four well-trained older ladies—caring for them takes plenty of work, but "Princess didn't mind. They were cute and cuddly and gave her all the treats she could want." The pampered feline "got glam" with Millie on grooming days, accompanies Molly out for treats on errand days, bird watches with Merthel, and rocks "a wailing duet" with Maridl in the household's band. Secure in her place, Princess is bewildered when she finds the ladies surrounding a "mysterious stray" (a human child), having done all their tasks without her. Suddenly flung from the spotlight, Princess decides she's better off on her own, only to become unceremoniously stuck in a nearby fence. It takes the ladies, plus one stray "with excellent hearing," to bring Princess back where she belongs. Bright and bold digital collage by Schaefer (Zoo Zen) infuses the illustrations with appealing texture and depth, adding whimsy to this story about change and belonging for feline lovers of all stripes: "Now Princess has five ladies. Some cats say that's too many... but there is no such thing." Ages 4–8. Agent: Brooks Sherman, Janklow & Nesbit Assoc. (Apr.) Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Princess the cat has four properly-trained ladies--what will she do when a stray little girl arrives?

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Contentedly caring for her four ladies despite all the grooming, cuddling and treats that are required, Princess the cat is overwhelmed by jealousy when a mysterious little-girl stray is welcomed into her home. By the illustrator of Zoo Zen. 15,000 first printing. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

This witty picture book explores the loving bond between cats and their humans   Princess has four ladies. Some cats say that's too many, but there's no such thing! Taking care of all these ladies can be a lot of work, but Princess doesn't mind. She knows how to keep them happy with grooming, cuddling, and all the treats they want. Princess has everything under control until, one day, a mysterious stray appears. There's a little girl in Princess's favorite napping spot, surrounded by her ladies! Princess is overwhelmed with jealousy, and she leaves the house in a huff. But when Princess runs into trouble, the stray comes to her rescue. Maybe the stray can fit in with Princess and her ladies after all. Of course, she'll need proper training first!