Square Cat by Elizabeth Schoonmaker is about Eula, a square cat, who has lost her purr. She has two dear friends, Patsy and Maude, who will do anything they can to cheer her up.
First Schoonmaker outlines all the difficulties Eula has at being a square cat. The biggest one is that she can't get up when she falls over. Patsy and Maude try a number of fashion changes. While Eula might not like them, Harriet and I thought she looked smashing.
But true friends keep trying and ultimately they hit on the perfect (or maybe that's purrfect) solution. Thinking of my own pair of cats, I can't think of a better one. Let's just say it involves boxes.
With the ample white space, simple vocabulary and bright illustrations, Square Cat would be a great book for a group story time. It certainly is an oft-requested book from my daughter.
Recommended by Brimful Curiosities.