What an absolutely adorable debut picture book! Simon the house cat tries to convince some of his, erm, MUCH larger relatives that he, too, is a cat just like them! But they're skeptical - how can he be a cat when he doesn't look anything like them? "I Am A Cat" has a great lesson about how, though we all may look different, we can always find similarities between us, along with delightful text and gorgeous illustrations. You'll want to read it to your kids - and yourself - over and over again!
A simple housecat named Simon encounters some bigger cats: Lion, Puma, Panther, Tiger, and Cheetah. Each of the big cats has something to say about Simon not being "cat" enough. According to them, he just doesn't measure up. He doesn't have Lion's mane or Cheetah's spots. He doesn't sleep in trees like Panther or climb mountains like Puma. He's small and fuzzy, not big and strong. But ultimately, Simon shows the big cats that he's just like them . . . only smaller.
A celebration of both individuality and community, I Am a Cat is a strong debut that shows we're all more alike than we think . . . if we look closely enough.
About the Author
Galia Bernstein was born and raised in Israel. She started her career as a designer and illustrator for the Israeli Army's magazine. She later studied illustration at Parsons School of Design at the New School and now works as a full-time freelance illustrator. She lives in New York City.