I Am the Boss of this Chair

By Carolyn Crimi (Author), Marisa Morea (Illustrator)


Format Hardcover Picture Book



I Am the Boss of this Chair

by Carolyn Crimi, Marisa Morea
When a new kitten joins the family, can a top cat learn to share his chair—and (almost) everything else, too?
“I, Oswald Minklehoff Honey Bunny III, am the boss of this chair. You may look at it, and you may walk by it, but you may not sit in it.
Because I am the boss of this chair, and that’s that.”
Oswald Minklehoff Honey Bunny III has always been top cat. Then Pom Pom the kitten comes along and suddenly Oswald isn’t the boss of everything anymore—not the toilet paper, food dish, back door, toy mouse, or even his own special chair. Will Oswald realize that life is more fun when you have a friend—and that, really, there’s plenty of room on the chair to share? A fun picture book with a comforting message for any kid with a new sibling.
“Oswald Minklehoff Honey Bunny III is an imperious cat as his name suggests. He is the boss of a pink wingback chair and no one may sit on it. He is also in charge of the toilet paper, the back door, meals, Bruce (his cat toy), and his fluffy pillow with gold tassels. When a kitten named Pom-Pom is introduced into the household, Oswald will have to learn how to share. After all, the chair may be more snuggly with the both of them in it. Multimedia illustrations with a festive feel, including decorative text for action words involving the cats, add an element of excitement. Children will enjoy Oswald’s blue coat and his brightly colored household. Also, as the last page suggests, Oswald reserves the right to keep one thing (his ornate pillow) for himself, which will comfort readers in need of baby steps. VERDICT This story delivers the perennially hard lesson that sharing is caring in a fun, painless manner.” —School Library Journal

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Carolyn Crimi has published over a dozen picture books, including Boris and Bella (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Where’s My Mummy? (Candlewick), and Pugs in a Bug (Penguin). She lives in Evanston, IL. Find out more about Carolyn here: carolyncrimi.com.
Marisa Morea is a freelance illustrator based in Madrid, Spain. She's been working as an illustrator since graduating with an MA in Illustration from Eina School in Barcelona in 2009.

Pub Date: 3/6/2018

ISBN: 9781454923220

Price: $16.95 / $22.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Pages: 32 pages, all in color

Trim: 8.5 x 10.8 x 0 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Juvenile / Picture Books

Age Range: 4 to 7

Publisher: Union Square Kids

Carton Quantity: 32