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Book Title: Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday by Alysson Foti Bourque
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Release date: May 9, 2022
Content Rating: G
Alycat wakes up to seafood gumbo for breakfast, and even though her house is the first stop for the school bus, the bus is already full when she boards. Alycat’s whole day is turning topsy-turvy. What is happening? Young readers will tag along on Alycat’s adventures during her very “cattywampus” Wednesday and learn that a little help from some friends and a good attitude can make your day!
The themes of the books in the Alycat Series all reflect a reliance on friendships, imagination, and creativity towards problem solving. The character traits of Alycat and her friends inspire and encourage young readers to find their own special gifts. After enduring a cattywampus world pursuant to an unexpected pandemic, this book will resonate with readers to persevere through the wackiest and toughest of times.
Alysson Foti Bourque is the author of the award-winning Alycat series. Alysson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Juris Doctor degree from the Southern University Law Center.
After practicing law for six years, she traded in writing trial briefs for writing children’s books. Alysson enjoys public speaking opportunities at schools, conferences, and festivals nationwide. She hopes to inspire people of all ages to follow their dreams and believe in themselves wholeheartedly.
AWARDS & HONORS
The Alycat Series has won several prestigious awards including:
Three Mom’s Choice Awards®
Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)
Best Book Award Finalist
NY Big Book Award
Reviewed by Midwest Book Review
Southern Festival of Books Panelist
Louisiana Book Festival Featured Author
Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram ~ Pinterest
Children know how much fun it is to have Inside-Out Day or Backwards Day. Inside-Out Day lets them wear their clothes and socks inside out. It’s funny and is a great break in school from wearing uniforms. In this book a little kitten named Alycat wakes up to find that it’s Backwards Day, and she didn’t even know about it beforehand.
Her mother served dinner for breakfast. The bus driver picked up the last passengers first and more funny things happened. Alycat and her friend Bugsby thought it was strange, but Alycat just went along with it and had a good attitude.
When Alycat woke up the next day she asked her father about Thursday, but she found out that it was really only Wednesday and she had dreamt about Wednesday being backwards. This is a very fun book and the illustrations are adorable. Many children have a hard time with changes, and this book shows children that it’s better to just go along with unexpected changes instead of complaining.
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