Like a graceful vase, a cat, even when motionless, seems to flow. - George F. Will
When it comes to picture books, look no further than your very own backyard and the popular, ever-appealing image of the feline.
First we have the Zoom books by Tim Wynne-Jones, illustrated by Eric Beddows (Groundwood/Akadine Press):
Pounce de Leon, also by Tim Wynne-Jones, illustrator, Alfredo Tapia (Red Deer Press, 2008)
The Cat at Night by Dahlov Ipcar (Doubleday, 1969) See more of his stunning artwork.
Ursula LeGuin's Cat Dreams, illustrated by S.D. Schindler (Scholastic, 2009)
Mimi's Dada Cat-ifesto by Shelley Jackson (Clarion, 2010)
Cat's Night Out by Caroline Stutson, illustrated by J. Klassen (Simon and Schuster, 2010)
Magic Night by Australian author, Isobelle Carmody, illustrated by Declan Lee (Random House, 2007)
Cats and night seem to go together. Curious, yes? No, not really.
Now I suppose I shall have to put together a post of a kennel of dogs.