Posted by Venus on Friday, July 3, 2015
Labels: picture book review
Illustrations by Birgitta Sif
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 12, 2015
Miss Hazeltine runs a very special school for very special cats. Ones that are especially shy and fearful. They come from all over. Some are brought in, others are given, and a few are strays. Miss Hazeltine teaches them everything from 'Bird Basics' to 'How Not to Fear the Broom'. Crumb is a particularly fearful little cat who finds his courage when Miss Hazeltine is trapped in the woods.
A story about fear and bravery, this book was adorably drawn and wonderfully told. Young readers will instantly fall in love with Miss Hazeltine and her clowder of cats. Of course, as a cat lover I may be a bit biased, but there was so mu1ch to love about this book. Sif even embraced the glowing eyes of the cats without making them scary.