Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday: Book Review and Giveaway


Alycat and the Cattywompus Wednesday

About the Book: Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday by Alysson Foti Bourque is part of the Alycat series of books for children. 

Alycat wakes up to seafood gumbo in her bowl for breakfast. Even though her house is the first stop for the school bus, the bus is already full when she and her brother, Bugsy, board. Alycat's whole day is turned around. What is going on? 

Follow Alycat as she has a very "cattywampus" Wednesday. Young readers will learn that a little help from friends and a positive attitude can help you make the best of every day. 

This book is intended for children ages 3-7 years old. 

My Toughts: First, let me say that this is a really adorable book! All of the characters in this story are cats, and I love that! The illustrations are cute and colorful. 

The story of Alycat's cattywampus Wednesday is sweet. Initially, Alycat is quite confused that everything in her day is backwards, but by the end of the day, she is taking it in stride and even plays along as if nothing is amiss. I believe this shows kids that having a positive attitude can help you through tough and confusing times. 

This book is intended for children ages 3-7 years old. Younger children will most definitely need their parents to read them this book. Older children may be able to read this book with some help from their parents with a few of the bigger words, like cattywampus. I believe young readers will really enjoy this story and the illustrations that accompany it.

The last page of the book has the definitions for "cattywampus" and some tips on how kids can deal with their own cattywampus days. I think this is great! Sometimes we all just need a reminder on how we can cope with tough times in a constructive manner. 

Alysson Foti Bourque

About the Author: Alysson Foti Bourque is the author of the Alycat series. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Juris Doctor degree from the Southern University Law Center.

After practicing law for six years, she traded in writing trial briefs for writing children's books. Alysson enjoys public speaking at schools, conferences, and festivals nationwide. She hopes to inspire people to follow their dreams and believe in themselves. 

The Alycat series has won several awards, including The Mom's Choice Awards, Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Best Book Award Finalist, and NY Big Book Award.

You can purchase Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday at the Alycat website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, and Bookshop

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FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of "Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday" by Alysson Foti Bourque for a fair and honest review. Receiving the book did not influence my opinions in any way. All opinions expressed on Fur Everywhere are my own. 

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  1. This sounds like an excellent children's book indeed! I can really relate to "cattywampus" as there is alot of that in my life. A purrfect concept for a book with cat characters!

  2. That does look really cute and the cover is adorable!

  3. That looks like a great book. I will have to get it for my great- nieces if I don't win.