“Perfect fine-feathered fun.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Jack the cat is building the perfect nest. It’s bound to attract the perfect chicken, who will lay the perfect egg, which will make the perfect omelet. And sure enough, a chicken shows up ("¡Caramba!"), but so do a duck ("Sacré bleu!") and a goose ("Great balls of fire!"). Feathers get ruffled — and Jack gets much more than breakfast — in a funny tale rich in detail, with a sweet final twist.


Catherine Friend, author of the Brand New Readers "Funny Ruby" and "Eddie the Raccoon", lives on a farm in southeastern Minnesota, USA.

John Manders has illustrated many children's books, including "Senor Don Gato" and "Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies". He lives in Pittsburgh, USA.


Kansas Reading Association Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award
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