Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That cover

By Victoria Allenby & Tara Anderson

Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That

Morning comes with hum and hurry,
Clatter, patter, scramble, scurry.
Who can sleep through all of that?
Who can sleep? It’s Nat the Cat!

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.

“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

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Ages 2-6
ISBN: 978-1-927485-52-1
List Price: $19.95 CAD / $19.95 USD
Hardback with picture book & reinforced binding & with printed dust jacket
Trim Size: 9.00 x 8.00 inches / 22.86 x 20.32cm
Pages: 30

Distributed in Canada by University of Toronto Press

Distributed in the U.S. by Orca Book Publishers

Carton Quantity: 40

Board book

Ages 2-6
ISBN: 978-1-927485-66-8
List Price: $10.95 CAD / $7.95 USD
Board book
Trim Size: 8.00 x 7.00 inches / 20.32 x 17.78cm
Pages: 30

Distributed in Canada by University of Toronto Press

Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services

Carton Quantity: 32

About this book

Awards and Honours

  • 2015 Bank Street Best Book (Commended) (United States)
  • 2015 SYRCA Shining Willow Award (Short-listed) (Canada)
  • 2014 Preschool Reads Award (Winner) (Canada)
  • 2014 Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens Starred Selection (Commended) (Canada)


If you are looking for a picture book to enjoy with your little cat lover, look no further than Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That…[a] whimsical rhyming book filled with playful and fun illustrations.

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