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.
I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from iRead Book Tours. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
On a particular Wednesday, everything in Alycat’s world is backwards! It starts with dinner for breakfast and ends with breakfast for dinner. I was impressed how well Alycat dealt with her cattywampus day. She remained positive and didn’t think twice about asking friends for direction. While being a cute book, Alycat’s positivity is a good lesson for children.
Not only is this a good story, but the illustrations are bright and colorful. Just looking at the cover it’s obvious that the illustrations will be great. And did you notice the upside-down hopscotch?
About the Author
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
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