It’s almost too easy to write children’s books in which cats and dogs are the heroes and protagonists. By definition, our favorite pets are already amazing characters with distinct and hilarious personalities who loom large in our lives and imagination. But this spring brings a few standouts: New Picture Books Bring Dogs and Cats to Life. This list is full of books that young picture book listeners and readers will love.
You know that dream you have where you’re trying to get somewhere, but every time you think you’ve arrived, a trapdoor flies open or something slips from your hands or you’re a split second too late to catch the train?
The adorably frustrating HOW TO GIVE YOUR CAT A BATH: In Five Easy Steps (Tundra, ages 3 to 7), written by Nicola Winstanley (“Cinnamon Baby”) and illustrated by John Martz (“A Cat Named Tim”), is the preschool version of that. The mission is simple: An ambitious little girl with two bright pink buns wants to give her cat, Mr. Flea, a bath. The execution of this plan? Not so simple.
Read on for more picture books recommendations on the New York Times.