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Cone Cat
By (author): Sarah Howden Illustrated by: Carmen Mok
Sarah Howden ,

Illustrated by :

Carmen Mok


Owlkids - Toronto



Product Form:


Form detail:

Dust jacket
Hardcover , Dust jacket


Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 7, Grade (CAN) K - 4, Grade (US) K - 4
Aug 15, 2020
$19.95 CAD


9in x 10 x 0.38 in | 457 gr

Page Count:

32 pages


Full color illustrations throughout
Owlkids Books
Best Books for Kids and Teens 2021, Commended
  • Short Description
A crafty cat turns his cone of shame into a superpower
One day, Jeremy wakes up at the vet’s with a giant cone around his head. In a momentary existential crisis, he resigns himself to his new role as clumsy, smelly Cone Cat. That is, until the cone becomes instrumental in lapping up the last few bites of cereal on the breakfast table.

Surprisingly, Cone Cat can do a lot of things old Jeremy couldn’t. He can hunt spiders with ease, collect stuffing from the couch, and disguise himself as a bowl to steal a scoop of ice cream at a birthday party. When the cone is removed the next day, Jeremy starts to miss it. Will he ever get another chance to indulge in the tricks he pulled off as Cone Cat? It doesn’t take him too long to find out …

With lively illustrations and plenty of wit, this hilarious picture book about adapting to seemingly im-paw-ssible situations is sure to please kids and cat-lovers alike.

  • A hilarious book that will make both kids and adults laugh
  • Themes of creative problem-solving and resilience
  • Illustrations will be irresistible to both cat lovers and non-cat people alike

SARAH HOWDEN is an author and editor who lives with her husband and daughter in Toronto, Ontario. This is her first picture book.

CARMEN MOK is an award-winning children’s book illustrator. After studying studio art University of Waterloo and design at Sheridan College, she decided to dedicate herself to children’s illustration. Carmen lives in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

"Readers will find it hard to resist the prickly charms of this expressive sourpuss." - Publishers Weekly

"Funny depictions of a cat and his cone. One day a nimble and free-roaming cat; the next, caught in the cone of shame. Or is it such a shame? Leftover milk and cereal are much more tippable with a head cone and when the person with the ice cream scoop is a little preoccupied, a cat in a cone is in a perfect position for dessert! And spiders are much easier to corral for a first taste (but maybe that was best left as an experiment for others). Cone Cat was really fun!" - René Kirkpatrick, University Book Store, Seattle WA

"This amusing, essentially one-joke tale should resonate with cat-loving kids and families." - Kirkus Reviews

"Jeremy is an Everycat’s cat, prone to sulky faces, yogi-esque licking, and couch-clawing... [his] discovery that his hated cone might have its benefits is a casual lesson in making the best of a bad situation." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"The morals of adapting to change and making the best of a bad situation are sure to resonate with all young readers." - School Library Journal

"Here’s a worthy companion for Nick Bruel’s Bad Kitty, Jack Gantos’ Rotten Ralph, and other perversely lovable feline bad behavers." - Booklist

"Cone Cat is not preachy in any way, but it could lead to some interesting conversations about how not everything that seems bad has to be bad... Cone Cat is a delight." - Canadian Review of Materials

"Jeremy and his Cone friend are awfully funny! ... It is an imaginative look for a silver lining to a humiliating situation for the cat." - Kiss the Book

"Anyone who has ever had a pet in “the cone of shame” will appreciate this silly story." - Youth Services Book Review

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