Hold onto your ears, all you traditional rabbits—“Here Comes the Easter Cat,” features a feline with dreams of hopping down the bunny trail.
The adorable story has spare text by Deborah Underwood, and simple illustrations by Claudia Rueda, who uses her ink and color pencils to give the cat tell-all facial expressions.
“What’s wrong, Cat? You look grumpy,” the book begins, the kitty cross-faced, arms crossed. It seems Cat has designs on the Easter Bunny’s job, and plenty of reasons why he can stand in for the hopper. Cat’s got a sparkly ensemble, and a motorcycle to make his rounds.
But alas, he can’t last the distance—for reasons any cat lover will understand. Eventually a compromise is reached, along a hint about the next holiday job Cat will tackle.