Mina and her father live in a hollowed-out tree stump on the edge of a pond on the edge of a forest. Nothing ever bothers Mina, until one day, her father brings home a suspicious "squirrel" from the woods. "I don’t think it’s a squirrel," Mina says, eyeing the very large black and white cat! But her father insists: "There’s nothing to worry about!"
No matter what her father says, though, Mina thinks his latest plan is bad news, especially when she's sure she sees the cat extend a clawed paw her direction at bedtime. Should Mina trust her father — or listen to her own instincts? Fortunately, help does arrive, and Mina recognizes that even though her father can be careless, he's also very kind. From the creator of the acclaimed and beloved Pokko and the Drum comes a funny and emotionally resonant picture book about trust, worry, and loyalty between a father and daughter.
"Though her father has gotten them into trouble, Mina is forced to confront that idea that his carelessness doesn’t come without sincere affection. Soft, organic forms; fields of glowing color; and shadowy backdrops create a dreamy world in which Forsythe transforms the trying experiences of everyday life into a deliciously suspenseful fantasy." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Feb 15, 2022|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books|