Numeroff, Laura. If You Give a Cat a Cupcake. Illus. Felicia Bond. New York: Laura Geringer, 2008.
Remember Cat from Pig’s party? (If You Give a Pig a Party, 2005) Well, he’s got his own story now. Cat has a fondness for cupcakes that leads to all sorts of adventures. He goes to the beach, the gym, the museum, the park, and the lake. There’s even a merry-go-round in the story.
What I thought: What a great summer read from Numeroff! Cat is quite an active feline. Kids will love reading about Cat’s escapades and recreating them. Summer is the perfect time to visit the beach, the park, the gym, the lake, and the museum. Bond’s illustrations are wonderful as usual. Cat’s friend Mouse is even in a few of them though I missed him the first time around.