Coming September 2023
Hardback (ISBN 978-1-951995-13-3)
eBook (ISBN 978-1-951995-14-0)
2 - 7 years
Pre-K - 2nd Grade
8" x 8"
Cats have a lot to say!
Just like people, cats share their feelings in all sorts of ways. It's up to us to uncover what our furry friends are trying to tell us. Are they gently purring or curiously crouching? Is their tail straight or swishing? Featuring a diverse cast of kids and cats from all over the world, this social-emotional learning book models empathy and compassion. Young readers will learn to look for the different ways their friends—human and feline alike—share their feelings.
Written by award-winning author (and cat owner) Guy Brown, with colorful and lively illustrations from Davide Ortu, How Cats Say I Love You teaches young kids how to care for others' feelings as well as their own, while showing that healthy relationships are rooted in communication.
How Cats Say I love You
“A fun and engaging book with lively illustrations, How Cats Say I Love You teaches young children to explore emotions and communication with the help of cats from around the world. A valuable resource for parents and educators alike.”
— Janan Cain, author of the bestselling books The Way I Feel and The Way I Feel Too
"Delightfully playful! This culturally diverse book models ways for children to manage their emotions and how to be mindful of the emotions of others. A warm and joyful addition to any young child's library."
—A. Heather E. Halperin, MSW, LCSW, Retired Faculty
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, Los Angeles, CA
MEET THE AUTHOR
Author and TV meteorologist Guy Brown can be seen forecasting the weather on-air today in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area of Minnesota. He enjoys volunteering at local elementary schools, where he shares his passion for meteorology with children. How Cats Say I Love You is his second children's book, inspired by his beloved pet cat, Rosalie. He also dabbles in acrylic painting, and is an active member of the National Weather Association and the National Association of Black Journalists.
MEET THE Illustrator
Davide Ortu is an Italian artist now living in Spain. He studied art in Cagliari Arts Lyceum FOISO FOIS, Sardinia. He began as a graphic designer in advertising before moving to Madrid, where he discovered the world of children's illustrations. Through the use of intense colors, atmospheres between dreams and reality, and fantastic elements, his artwork stops time to show the biggest emotions in the smallest people.