Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats (HB)
This book is full of scaredy cats. Cats terrified of mice, cats frightened of birds; cats who can't pounce, cats who won't purr. Miss Hazeltine takes them all into her Home for Shy and Fearful Cats and she teaches them everything she knows: 'bird basics', 'how not to fear the broom', and how to 'hold your tails high! Arch your backs! Think good thoughts!' But under the bed hides nervous little crumb. Will Miss Hazeltine be able to help the most shy and fearful kitty of them all.
Alicia Potter is the author of two picture books: Fritz Danced the Fandango, illustrated by Ethan Long (Scholastic) and the forthcoming Mrs. Harkness and the Panda, illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet (Knopf). She is a children's book reviewer for FamilyFun and holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Alicia Potter lives in Boston, Massachusetts.