Pepper & Boo: A Cat Surprise!
Charise Mericle Harper (Crafty Cat, Just Grace, Fashion Kitty) delivers another hilarious and charming early graphic novel series starring Pepper and Boo, two darling dogs, and their suspicious housemate, the cat.
Meet Pepper and Boo. They are two dogs who do not know much about cats. (Who does?) They wonder why the cat sleeps so much (in their beds!), licks itself so much, what the cat is thinking, and what makes the cat happy.
Luckily, the cat can explain. The cat knows a lot about being a cat. They know a cat will sleep anywhere (a box, a keyboard, a sink, and Boo’s bed) and any time of day. They know what cats like and do not like to eat. They also know that although they are different, they’re happy to have housemates like Pepper and Boo.
Harper cleverly shifts point-of-view between the cat and two dogs, creating laugh-out-loud moments through her text and art that younger readers will want to return to again and again.
"Harper's storytelling is light and cheery [...] and the unfussy illustrations (a mix of panels, pages, and spots) give the animals tons of personality [...] [A] purrfect naptime companion."—Horn Book
"Harper's digital art is muted in palette but bold in comedic hijinks that are sure to delight fans of Mo Willems and Bob Shea. Boo and the cat's eventual sweet truce makes this a great fit for lessons in sharing and resolving sibling rivalries."—BCCB