Author: Camille Cohn
Illustrator: Riley Cohn
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Published Date: October 13, 2015
Cooper the cat is purrfectly content with his life in Texas. So when his best friend Jennifer tells him they’re taking a trip to New York City, he’s not really sure what all the fuss is about. But, like a good friend, he embarks on the new adventure with her.
Jennifer takes Cooper to climb the Statue of Liberty, to visit the Stock Exchange, and to attend a Broadway musical, and to see many other New York City landmarks. At each new location, Cooper realizes the Big Apple is not what he expected and even more than he imagined!
Why did I want to read a book about a cat? Because I love cats! I have 2 of my own (RIP Ariel Marie) and their personalities are limitless. There should be more books about cats and their weird antics!
What I love about Cooper. He is experiencing new things and has that pessimistic viewpoint that cats are known for, but like most things…they turn out to actually be good experiences! This is a great book to teach kids that not all new/scary experiences are going to be bad. That doing new things can turn out great. If a cat enjoy new thing and like, it why can’t I?
I was a little put off at first about the art, but then remembered the artist had the same last name as the author. I found out the daughter of the author did the illustrations and that made it all fit better for me. I see the potential in the artist and it really isn’t bad work. Maybe I was just being too picky at the beginning.
I definitely recommend reading this to kids if you are going to go on a trip or move. It may help calm some nerves. Plus, it’s a cute kitty. Who doesn’t love kitties?