Being a Cat: A Tail of Curiosity (Hardcover)

Being a Cat: A Tail of Curiosity By Maria Gianferrari, Pete Oswald (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maria Gianferrari, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
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Be as curious as a cat with this irresistible companion to Being a Dog by beloved author Maria Gianferrari and #1 New York Times bestselling artist Pete Oswald.

Join a child and their cat as they embrace their curiosity: wandering, exploring, and discovering all day long. This sweet and fun story is sure to spark wonder in readers everywhere.

Engaging backmatter includes fascinating facts about cat behavior that will feed readers’ curiosity. 

About the Author

Maria Gianferrari and her rescue dog, Maple, play race-and-chase in Massachusetts, rain or shine. She’s the author of Being a Dog: A Tail of Mindfulness and these other pawsome dog “tails”: the Penny & Jelly books, Hello Goodbye Dog, Operation Rescue Dog, and To Dogs with Love. Can you tell that Maria loves dogs? Writing Being a Dog helped Maria feel joy again after losing her rescue dog, Becca. You can learn more about Maria at her website,

Pete Oswald is an LA-based artist, kid lit author/illustrator, and production designer. Pete is the illustrator of the Food Group series by Jory John and the Cranky series by Phuc Tran as well as many other picture books. When Pete is not working on books, he is helping to uplift many of the most successful animated franchises as a character designer, concept artist, and production designer. Pete lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and two sons.

Praise For…

Sure to satisfy even the most curious of cat lovers.  — Kirkus Reviews

This one begs to be read again and again. An easy purchase and surefire hit that will especially resonate with young cat fans. — School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063067929
ISBN-10: 0063067927
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: April 4th, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English