Does Kat’s song actually “make things better”?
One dismal, rainy day, Kat, a gray tabby kitten with white socks and a pink nose, decides that she’s going to write a song. It’s hard work. When she’s done, she calls it the “Amazing Song to Make Things Better”—and after she sings it, the sun comes out. Thinking it was her song that improved the weather, Kat walks down the street singing. The song must be magic, because the sun comes out from behind a cloud, Dog doesn’t bark at her for a change, and Turtle finds his last missing sock. However, Kat’s song doesn’t fix Bunny’s broken skateboard; maybe the song isn’t magic. Bird sees Kat feeling low (she’s sprawled, supine, on the grass with her guitar beside her and a woeful look on her face) and knows the perfect fix: all her animal buddies singing Kat’s song to her! Foley’s digitally created, soft-toned, cartoon illustrations of happy, pudgy animals in a tidy, suburban setting pair nicely with his gentle, musical tale about self-doubt and making the world a little brighter. Front endpapers feature the music to Kat’s song, all the words of which are “meow meow meow,” with the translation to English on the rear endpapers.
A fine addition to the positive-thinking shelf. (Picture book. 2-7)