Title: My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World
Author (and Illus.): Gilles Bachelet
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Original Copyright Date: 2004
English Copyright Date: 2006
Print Date: March 2006
Series: This book is followed by a book titled When the Silliest Cat Was Small.
Book Description (from dust jacket):
Meet the silliest cat in the world. Sure, he behaves like any normal cat — sleeping, eating, getting in the way, making a mess — but this cat has a strange side, too. As well as a trunk!
Whether he's keeping clean, playing with yarn, or posing for a portrait, this cat has his own way of doing things. Say, is that really a cat?
Readers of all ages will delight in the whimsical and fun illustrations that accompany this "cat's" sweet and silly tale.
This book is hilarious. The illustrations are especially great because even as this "cat" is actually an elephant, it has some postures that are very similar to my own cats. I was fascinated by the relatively small (for an elephant) footprints across a letter on one page, amused by my sister's "ewwws" at the "cat" missing the litter box page, and interested in the "cats" of various color patterns and breeds page. Overall... loved it.
Anyway, some random otherness...
I read a copy from the library. According to JacketFlap, this book is for ages 4-8. And my sister decided I shouldn't read it to my 2yo nephew because she didn't want him confused (which, in turn, means no child(ren) reactions).