Annie's Cat Is Sad (Hardcover)

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By Heather Smith, Karen Obuhanych (Illustrator)
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Fairly certain this is me and my cat whenever I have a bad day. A thoughtful little anecdote about how it's okay to acknowledge your day is bad.

— Nicole


A little girl navigates her cat's bad day in this picture book about exploring sadness and how we find comfort.

Annie comes home from school to find her cat, Delilah, has had a terrible day and is quite sad.

What do you do when your friend is sad? Cheer them up with all the things they love! Annie tries TV, warm milk, and even yoga! But at the end of the day, no distraction can really make our bad days simply disappear, as Annie knows all too well. You just have to face them head-on, maybe have a good cry, and find comfort in
those you love.

Heather Smith has written a gentle picture book about how we sometimes have to sit in the sadness of a bad day before we can move beyond it. Paired with Karen Obuhanych's bold, emotive illustrations, readers will feel seen by Annie's Cat Is Sad.

About the Author

Heather Smith, originally from Newfoundland, now lives in Waterloo, Ontario. Her middle grade novel, Ebb & Flow, was short-listed for the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Award and was the winner of the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. Her picture book The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota’s Garden was named the winner of the 2019 Freeman Book Award for Children’s Literature. Heather has written several other books for young people including the award-winning The Agony of Bun O’Keefe. Heather’s Newfoundland roots inspire much of her writing.

Praise For…

"Sometimes we just have to feel our feelings, even when it’s easier to project them onto someone else. Viewers who struggle to express their emotions in a healthy way may benefit from Annie’s acceptance, or at least from her reliance on a trusty feline to make things better."–Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250806840
ISBN-10: 1250806844
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: June 14th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English