Miss Hazeltine’s Home for Shy and Fearful Cats written by Alicia Potter and illustrated by Brigitta Sif (2015)
When Miss Hazeltine opened her home to shy and fearful cats, she wasn’t sure if anyone would come. But they did. All kinds of cats. They were afraid of climbing, pouncing, and many more things, but especially the broom. And the most timid of all was Crumb. Miss Hazeltine was patient and loving. She taught them out to arch their backs, meet new friends, and all about birds. Then one night, Miss Hazeltine went out for more milk. On the way home, she tripped and fell into a ditch. Her ankle was hurt and she couldn’t get home. The cats were worried but none of them knew what to do. But Crumb organized the others and led a search party into the night. They followed the scent of sweet milk and found Miss Hazeltine stuck in the ditch. They made a chain of cats to rescue her and she used a broom as a crutch. At home she praised their courage and they amended the sign in front of her house to read, Home for Shy and Pretty Brave If You Ask Us Cats.
What a sweet sweet story! Miss Hazeltine is the perfect teacher and the cats learn bravery and loyalty.
Share this one with your little ones, they’ll love you for it! Then spend some quality time creating some catastic feline works of art.