It is a Wednesday, a very ''cattywampus Wednesday!'' when Alycat hurries out of bed just to discover her breakfast has neither eggs nor beignets; it is a seafood gumbo. She wonders why they should have dinner, for breakfast. That is just the beginning of the troubles for the day. As Alycat and her brother, Bugsy, grab their backpacks and hurry out to the bus, she discovers their house is the last stop of the bus today— it has always been the first. Everything is different this Wednesday and in school, it doesn't get any better as the kitten suddenly discovers that her lock is stuck after entering the right combination. But how can Alycat cope with the many changes happening in her day?
This fifth book in the Alycat series is a thoughtful, inspiring, and enjoyable tale for Children, a story about dealing with change. Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday by Alysson Foti Bourque is a book about dealing with change and the author explores how friendship, being positive, and having a healthy outlook on life can make a huge difference in an otherwise stressful day. Friendship, imagination, and creativity are themes that are beautifully written and in a style that young readers of ages 3 to 8 will appreciate. The illustrations are dazzlingly colorful and they will stir the imagination of young readers. Alysson Foti Bourque creates a world that is filled with things that readers are familiar with and creates characters that are believable. This is a gorgeous offering to fans of Children's books, an entertaining story with a powerful message for readers of all ages. It is clever, creative, and humorous. The idea of how to deal with change permeates the narrative.