Annie's Cat is Sad

by Heather Smith, illustrated by Karen Obuhanych. What do you do to make a bad day better? Annie sees that her cat, Delilah (an adorable gray tabby with expressive eyes) is feeling down and needs some cheering up. She tries warm milk (“a cattucino”), yoga, and watching cartoons, but it doesn’t seem to help. “A word of warning,” Annie says, “just when you think you’ve forgotten your bad day, you will remember it again.” As Annie shows Delilah that sometimes it’s okay to face your bad feelings and cry, Delilah knows just what will help: a sweet cuddle from a friend. Obuhanych’s illustrations beautifully augment the text and bring both characters’ personalities alive--readers can practically hear Delilah purr!