Cat is curious. There's a new addition to the family, but who exactly is this small being? This new arrival doesn’t meow like a cat, or smell like a cat, or even have a tail like a cat. As Cat investigates, he might just come to appreciate this loud, silly family member. After all, they both enjoy a good catnap.
In Cat's First Baby, the feline companion to Dog's First Baby, Natalie Nelson captures the wonder and humor of a new family member through a cat's eyes. Sure to delight kids and cat parents alike, this board book promises to be a repeat read-aloud.
About the Author
Natalie Nelson is an illustrator, picture book maker, and collage artist. Trained in graphic design and illustration, she works in a mixed media hybrid of cut paper, collage, and digital art, with an emphasis on intriguing shapes, textures, and layers. Her previous titles include Dog's First Baby (Quirk 2021) and Holiday!. Her art is in demand from national clients including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, Curbed, Eater,The Bitter Southerner, Teach for America, Vox Media, Mailchimp, and more. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, their dog, Coach, and their young son.
“This sweet board book by Natalie Nelson captures the wonder and humor of welcoming a new family member.”—Catster
“Very funny, and actually very sweet.”—Dad Suggests
“A cute and adorable picture board book about a cat’s view of a new human baby in the household. The charming illustrations will open your child’s heart to the love and appreciation of living things that share our space.”—Pet Radio Show
"This oh-so-cute newborn baby book is perfect for everyone whose first child was a furbaby."—PineStraw Magazine
“Certain to delight kids and cat parents alike, this entertaining board book is especially and unreservedly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, kindergarten, and community library Board Book collections.”—The Midwest Book Review
“The perfect books for families with pets and a new baby.”—Youth Services Book Reviews