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by Contessa Hileman, illustrated
by Carolyn Conahan


About I DON’T HAVE A CAT: A fun story about two new friends, a young boy and a sweet and cuddly cat, who is slowly destroying his bedroom.

I DON’T HAVE A CAT follows a young boy and a cat through his day. He repeats throughout the story that he doesn't have a cat. Instead of a cat, he says he has a food critic, a homework helper, and a paper shredder. In the end we discover the cat is a lost cat that he's hoping to keep. But will his parents let him keep it?

About I DON’T HAVE A DOG: A sweet story about the relationship between a young girl and her four-legged best friend.

I DON’T HAVE A DOG is all about...having a dog! In this sweet and funny story, a young girl insists she doesn't have a dog, but instead an alarm clock, a vacuum cleaner, a home security system, and even a homework excuse. This fun and creative story explores all the reasons why dogs are known as our best friends.

About the author: Contessa Hileman is a writer, baker, and ice cream enthusiast living in Denver, Colorado. She lives with her husband, Brett, her loyal beagle, Sidekick, and her new rescue dog, Hero. She spends most of her time writing stories, reading books, and baking cookies.

About the illustrator: Carolyn Conahan draws little pictures in a little studio in a little woods

she planted herself, somewhere in Portland, Oregon. She’s illustrated Stubby the Fearless Squid, This Old Van, The Big Wish, Bubble Homes and Fish Farts, and more. http://www.carolyndigbyconahan.com