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The Cat Who Couldn't Be Bothered (Paperback)
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The Cat Who Couldn't Be Bothered (Paperback)

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Paperback 40 Pages
Published: 25/01/2024
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March/April 2024 Kids’ Indie Next Picture Book Pick 

There is a cat. A cat that couldn’t be bothered to do anything … anything at all. His friends ask him if he wants to play but he doesn’t feel like it. They invite him on adventures to far-off places, but he would rather stay at home. Until one day, a friend asks how he is doing, and the true reason why he’d rather do nothing is revealed. He is feeling sad.
 
This is a story about feelings, friendship and the importance of speaking to someone when you don’t feel right. This beautiful socially aware story:

  • Reassures kids that feeling sad sometimes is normal
  • Helps them understand others’ behaviour and promotes empathy
  • Encourages them to be more in touch with their feelings
  • Provides a sense of fun while also broaching a tricky topic

Both children and adults will love the quirky and hilarious cat’s refusal to take part in anything and the sweet and important message behind this story.
It’s never been more important to introduce kids to the importance of mental health. This bright children’s book is an easy way to talk about feelings and looking out for others. It provides an excellent jumping-off point for at-home and classroom discussions about emotional wellbeing and caring for others.

Publisher: Quarto Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780711287440
Number of pages: 40
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 235 x 276 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"A group of cats realise their friend is sad when he won’t join their games. A sweet and funny reminder about the importance of sharing our feelings.” - The Bookseller

‘An expressive picture book with comical images and a wry approach to cats that gives children permission to be sad and shows how to be a supportive friend.’ - The Sunday Times

A “gentle and funny picture book for young children.” - JUNO Magazine

“Several picture books address sadness, few do it with as much humour or as effectively as Jack Kurland in his debut.” - Books for Keeps

STAR Book - "Gorgeous, funny picture book with an important life message" - LoveReading4Kids

“A sweet reminder that being honest about your feelings yields kindness and understanding”  - Kirkus Reviews

"...convey[s] the message that sometimes the best thing you can do for friends is simply to sit with them." - Booklist

“This bright children’s book is an easy way to talk about feelings and looking out for others. It provides an excellent jumping-off point for at-home and classroom discussions about emotional wellbeing and caring for others.” - ACHUKA

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“I am the cat. The cat is me.”

“I can’t be bothered.”

The cat been asked to participate in adventures, near and far, and every time he says he doesn’t want to. Finally, a friend talks to the cat and finds out why they can’t be bothered.... More

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“Great book.”

My five year old is obsessed with cats so she picked out this book from the bookshop. We read it, we loved it. Really lovely message mixed with a sense of humour, great combo.

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“A subtle emotional toolkit enhancer for young children. LOVE IT!!”

It’s tricky to interpret someone’s feelings inside even as an adult. You’d need a psychology qualification to be spot on most of the time, I reckon. The outward facial expressions and body language of particularly a... More

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