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Children's Fiction Emotions & Feelings

Annie's Cat Is Sad

by (author) Heather Smith

illustrated by Karen Obuhanych

Feiwel & Friends
Initial publish date
Jun 2022
Emotions & Feelings
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2022
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3


A little girl navigates her cat's bad day in this picture book about exploring sadness and how we find comfort.
Annie comes home from school to find her cat, Delilah, has had a terrible day and is quite sad.
What do you do when your friend is sad? Cheer them up with all the things they love! Annie tries TV, warm milk, and even yoga! But at the end of the day, no distraction can really make our bad days simply disappear, as Annie knows all too well. You just have to face them head-on, maybe have a good cry, and find comfort in
those you love.
Heather Smith has written a gentle picture book about how we sometimes have to sit in the sadness of a bad day before we can move beyond it. Paired with Karen Obuhanych's bold, emotive illustrations, readers will feel seen by Annie's Cat Is Sad.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Heather Smith has 30 years of experience working in art and history museums and art galleries in Canada. She organized numerous travelling exhibitions such as Quilting for a Cause: Red Cross Quilts for the Great War (2019); Vaughan Grayson an Artist in the Canadian Rockies (2006); Keepsakes of Conflict: Trench Art and Other Canadian War-Related Craft ( 2006); and Fred Strickland's War Sketches (2002). In 2013, she won the publisher of the year award from the Saskatchewan Book Awards for Hansen Ross Pottery: Pioneering Fine Craft on the Canadian Prairies (2012).

Other titles by Heather Smith