Storytime with David Small and Kristen Tracy

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - 11:00am

Schuler Books
2660 28th Street SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Join us for an extra special storytime in Grand Rapids when award winning poet and author Kristen Tracy and Caldecott Medalist illustrator David Small share their new book!  

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About the Book
A hilarious picture book about one mischievous cat’s action-packed day—from an award-winning poet, with illustrations by a Caldecott Medalist.

It's a busy day for Cat, who is living his best life and managing to cause plenty of trouble along the way! After all, he's a mirror attacker and a morning-tea whacker. A potted-plant disaster and an acrobat master. A vacuum avoider and a sofa destroyer.
But when thunder and lightning strike, it turns out he's a dark-storm worrier and a back-closet scurrier. A curled-up loner and a scaredy-cat groaner. Once the storm passes, though, is it possible Cat just might be a moonlight cuddler and all-night snuggler at heart?

Kristen Tracy's ingenious verse and David Small's masterfully expressive and uproariously funny artwork capture all the charm and personality of these irresistible fur babies—hairballs and all. Here's the perfect gift for feline lovers of all ages!


About the Authors
Kristen Tracy has written twelve novels for young adults and young readers, including Lost It, Camille McPhee Fell Under the Bus, Hung Up, and Project Unpopular. She won the Emily Dickinson First Book Award from the Poetry Foundation for her collection Half-Hazard. Visit her online at, and follow her on Twitter @kristen_tracy.

David Small is the illustrator of more than 40 picture books, including the Caldecott Medal winning So You Want To Be President?, the Caldecott Honor and Christopher Medal winning The Gardener, and the Caldecott Honor Book One Cool Friend. He is also the author-illustrator of a graphic novel, Home After Dark, and a graphic memoir, Stitches, which was a National Book Award Finalist. Visit him online at


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Cat's Very Good Day By Kristen Tracy, David Small (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kristen Tracy, David Small (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781984815200
Availability: Coming Soon - Preorder Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 4th, 2023