Illustrated by Birgitta Sif
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, May 2015
Miss Hazeltine is opening a very special school for shy and fearful cats.
They come from all over, and Miss Hazeltine gives them lessons in everything, from “Bird Basics” to “How Not to Fear the Broom.”
The most timid of all is Crumb. He cowers in a corner. Miss Hazeltine doesn’t mind. But when she gets in trouble and only Crumb knows where she is, will he find his inner courage and lead a daring rescue?
Filled with adorable illustrations, Miss Hazeltine’s Home for Shy and Fearful Cats is a story that’s perfect for shy and fearful children as it both helps them face scary situations and accepts them just as they are.
“Vignettes, single- and double-page spreads are perfectly paired with the text and offer plenty of details—and cats—to pore over. Listeners of all stripes, feline fanciers or not, will be pleased and amused as the mild adventure winds to a happily-ever-after ending.”