Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That

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Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That

By Victoria Allenby
Illustrated by Tara Anderson
Picture Book Ages 2–6 | Board Book Ages 1–4
ISBN: 978-1-927485-52-1 (HC) | 978-1-927485-66-8 (BB)
List Price: $19.95 CAD / $15.95 USD (HC) | $10.95 CAD / $9.95 USD (BB)
Hardcover with dust jacket | Board book
Trim Size: 22.86 x 20.32 cm / 9 x 8 in. (HC) | 20.32 x 17.78 cm / 8 x 7 inches (BB)
Pages: 32
HC Available in schools, libraries and fine book stores
BB Available now in Canada
BB U.S. publication date: October 1, 2015

Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services

Nat can sleep through anything, even the world’s most energetic kitten!

Nat has a talent for sleeping all day long. Name any place in the house and Nat can sleep in, on, under, or sprawled over it. In fact, Nat is so devoted to slumber that the imaginative antics of a crazy kitten don’t seem to bother him one bit, until…

When the nighttime quiet falls, when strange shadows fill the halls…

Now Nat is all fired up and ready to go! Will the kitten be able to keep up, or is it time for her to find the perfect place to settle down for a wee nap? Victoria Allenby’s rhythmic verse perfectly accompanies Tara Anderson’s irresistible art. Cat lovers young and old will delight in this not-quite-ready-for-bedtime treat.

Awards and Honours:
2015 Bank Street Best Book
2015 SYRCA Shining Willow Award nominee
2015 Spring Best Books for Kids & Teens Starred Selection (BB)
2014 Preschool Reads Award winner
2014 Spring Best Books for Kids & Teens selection (HC)

Reviews:
“Tara Anderson’s whimsical art lulls kids – and kitten – to sleep, making it a lovely bedtime read….Parents and teachers will love Allenby’s word play. Her use of repetition and alliteration is calming and her steady cadence is mesmerizing.”—The National Reading Campaign

“Young readers will enjoy the brief rhymed text and find themselves chiming in on the repeated refrain, “Nat the cat can sleep like that!” And they will especially relish telling the unwritten story depicted in the large, mixed-media illustrations… [W]hether sleeping or cavorting through the house, these two kitties are sure to win youngsters’ hearts.”—School Library Journal

“The simple rhyming text listing the odd (yet realistic) places Nat can sleep during the daytime and all the silly mischief he and his black-and-white kitten sidekick get up to at night will hook young listeners. The watercolor, acrylic and pencil illustrations of floppy, goggle-eyed Nat and his buddy are a just-right pairing. Good kitty fun that will demand repeated reads.”—Kirkus Reviews

“[A] well-rhymed debut picture book…a good choice for group read-alouds”—Booklist

“The mood of the book is playful, easily appealing to a preschool audience. Victoria Allenby’s title is a perfect choice for bedtime and storytimes for young children. Highly Recommended.”—CM Magazine

“Looking for a good bedtime book? Check out Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That by Victoria Allenby. This cat can sleep through anything!”—Chirp Magazine