Review & Giveaway: Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday

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About the Book

Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday
by Alysson Foti Bourque
Illustrated by Chiara Civati

Published May 9, 2022
Pelican Publishing

Genre: Children’s Fiction
Reading Ages: 3-8 years
Page Count: 32
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ stars
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Alycat wakes up to seafood gumbo for breakfast, and even though her house is the first stop for the school bus, the bus is already full when she boards. Alycat’s whole day is turning topsy-turvy. What is happening? Young readers will tag along on Alycat’s adventures during her very “cattywampus” Wednesday and learn that a little help from some friends and a good attitude can make your day!

The themes of the books in the Alycat Series all reflect a reliance on friendships, imagination, and creativity towards problem solving. The character traits of Alycat and her friends inspire and encourage young readers to find their own special gifts. After enduring a cattywampus world pursuant to an unexpected pandemic, this book will resonate with readers to persevere through the wackiest and toughest of times.

My Thoughts

Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday is a cute picture book in which Alycat, a cute kitten, goes through an entire day where everything is reversed. At home and at school. 

She gets dinner for breakfast and spelling words are spelt backwards. What is goong on? It seems that everyone knows what is going on beside Alycat. Nevertheless, she tries to be positive about it.

There is a clear-cut positive message that can be applied for everyone--make the best of situations even when things change or don't go your way.

What I Liked

  • The vibrancy of the illustrations--colors pop and draw you in
  • The story is strong and holds your interest
  • The definition of Cattywampus is given as well as coping strategies for an off day
  • The sense of family and friendships depicted
What Gave Me Pause
  • The implied docility or following the crowd which is dangerous in this day and age. Alycat mused, pondered and became frustrated (without a meltdown or a tantrum) but didn't ask any questions of those in authority.

This book can be used as a discussion piece about when our children should go with the status quo and when we would encourage them to ask questions.

About the Author

Alysson Foti Bourque is the author of the award-winning Alycat series. Alysson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Juris Doctor degree from the Southern University Law Center.

After practicing law for six years, she traded in writing trial briefs for writing children’s books. Alysson enjoys public speaking opportunities at schools, conferences, and festivals nationwide. She hopes to inspire people of all ages to follow their dreams and believe in themselves wholeheartedly.

The Alycat Series has won several prestigious awards including:
Three Mom’s Choice Awards®
Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)
Best Book Award Finalist
NY Big Book Award
Reviewed by Midwest Book Review
Southern Festival of Books Panelist
Louisiana Book Festival Featured Author

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