This Little Kitty (Hardcover)

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Don't tell my two dogs, but this book brings me great joy! I read it whenever I'm in its vicinity and it makes me laugh every time. Anyone who currently lives with or has lived with cats will completely relate to the feline antics. And the illustrations are hilarious – every cat has its own personality and you are sure to find your cat represented. The last page is my favorite; I remember as a child being woken up from a sound sleep by the sharp-as-pins teeth biting my ankles and toes through my bedspread. I think that's why I now have dogs.

— From Amy

January/February 2023 Kids Indie Next List

“Anyone who’s had cats will find these pages familiar. I particularly love the kitties receiving their loving, and one chomping down on the human’s hand. Great expressions, hilarious mischief, and fun rhymes that don’t feel forced.”
— Tegan Tigani, Queen Anne Book Company, Seattle, WA


With a bold, graphic style and a bouncy, rhyming text, this picture book catches rascally kittens being their adorable (and mischievous!) selves from morning to nap to night.

This little kitty starts the day and meows, “Wake up! It’s time to play! All the little kitties get out of bed. Their bellies grumble—it’s time to be fed."
Read along as these frisky felines pounce and play, claw and climb, and snack and sleepuntil daylight fades and these little kitties are ready to receive some love and affection. Filled with bright and playful illustrations, here is an adorable picture book by debut author-illustrator Karen Obuhanych, featuring many delightful catsall brimming with purrsonalitythat will charm cat lovers and kids alike.

About the Author

Karen Obuhanych is the illustrator of the upcoming Annie's Cat Is Sad (Feiwel and Friends). She was raised in California, where she enjoyed the outdoors, sports, and doing anything creative. Inspired by annual trips to Hawaii, where her father grew up, Karen moved to Oahu to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting. Karen currently resides on the Big Island of Hawaii. This Little Kitty is her debut author/illustrator book. Visit her at and follow her on Instagram at @kto_art.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593435144
ISBN-10: 0593435141
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 31st, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English