Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday by Alysson Foti Bourque

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Book Details:

Book Title:  Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday by Alysson Foti Bourque
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Pelican Publishing
Release date:  May 9, 2022
Format available for review:  print-hardback (USA only), ebook (PDF)
Tour dates: May 23 to June 17, 2022
Content Rating:  G

Book Description:

Alycat wakes up to seafood gumbo for breakfast, and even though her house is the first stop for the school bus, the bus is already full when she boards. Alycat’s whole day is turning topsy-turvy. What is happening? Young readers will tag along on Alycat’s adventures during her very “cattywampus” Wednesday and learn that a little help from some friends and a good attitude can make your day!

​The themes of the books in the Alycat Series all reflect a reliance on friendships, imagination, and creativity towards problem solving. The character traits of Alycat and her friends inspire and encourage young readers to find their own special gifts. After enduring a cattywampus world pursuant to an unexpected pandemic, this book will resonate with readers to persevere through the wackiest and toughest of times.


Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday by Alysson Foti Bourque is a cute story that starts off with a bit of confusion. It seems like Alycat’s day is all backwards and her friends step in and help her with directions since her day is exactly backwards than the way it usually is.

There’s several things here, I think that author Alysson Foti Bourque wants children to have fun with this book. I also see that she is telling them that it’s OK if you have days that are not regular days, some may seem backward or upside down, or things just don’t go right at all, but it’s still OK. And I really like that the other children were willing to jump in and help Alycat understand her confusing day, and being willing to help others that’s having a different or not so good day is a valuable lesson for children to learn. Bourque adds lots of details about school and what each cat needs to do and what they are learning. She also list some thing to help when children have bad days.

I love the bright, vivid illustrations created by Chiara Civati. Each cat is unique and absolutely adorable. Each page is filled with beautiful and colorful illustrations that bring this story alive for children and adults alike. Everything fits together so well. I highly recommend this book to any child’s library as well as any school or daycare libraries.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Meet the Author:

Alysson Foti Bourque is the author of the award-winning Alycat series. Alysson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Juris Doctor degree from the Southern University Law Center.

After practicing law for six years, she traded in writing trial briefs for writing children’s books. Alysson enjoys public speaking opportunities at schools, conferences, and festivals nationwide. She hopes to inspire people of all ages to follow their dreams and believe in themselves wholeheartedly.


The Alycat Series has won several prestigious awards including:
Three Mom’s Choice Awards®
Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)
Best Book Award Finalist
NY Big Book Award
Reviewed by Midwest Book Review
Southern Festival of Books Panelist
Louisiana Book Festival Featured Author

Connect with the author: Website  ~  Twitter   Facebook  ~  Instagram ~ Pinterest

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