My Pet Human - Yasmine Surovec

When an independent cat boasts that he likes living alone, his animal friends are skeptical—and they’re right to be. The cat’s tune changes when he meets a little girl who has just moved into the neighborhood. She shares her tuna mac and cheese. She gives him backrubs and boxes to play in. She even gives him olives. Eventually, the cat realizes that his human is desperately sad because she doesn’t have any human friends. He wants to help her, but the animal control officer is on patrol. Will he risk his freedom for her sake? Yasmine Surovec lovingly authors and illustrates My Pet Human (Roaring Brook, $12.99), a clever portrayal of what just might be rattling through the minds of our companion animals. Ages 6-10