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What to Expect: Friendship, problem-solving, positive thinking

Alycat is having a cattywampus backwards sort of day. From dinner for breakfast to a backwards locker combination, Alycat just can’t work out why everything is happening the wrong way around!

Even though doing everything differently is confusing, Alycat just goes with the flow. It doesn’t matter if gym happens at the beginning of the day instead of the end, because Alycat can follow her friends to the right place. And what does it matter if she has gumbo for breakfast instead of dinner? Gumbo is delicious! With some help from friends and her determination to make the best of things, Alycat’s cattywampus Wednesday turns out not to be so bad.

Change can be scary and difficult to cope with, but Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday helps readers to understand that positive thinking and the right mindset can help make new or uncertain circumstances feel exciting and fun instead.

This entertaining and gentle story illustrates important strategies for coping with change, such as reaching out to friends and thinking creatively. Colorful contemporary illustrations add depth and detail to simple and accessible text, inviting readers to interpret the narrative on multiple levels, while the familiar school and family settings and activities keep the story relatable for young readers.

Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday is a delightful new addition to the award-winning Alycat series.

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Alysson Foti Bourque: Author Headshot

About the Author

Award-winning author Alysson Foti Bourque is a certified elementary education teacher and earned a law degree from the Southern University Law Center in 2007. After practicing law for six years, she traded writing trial briefs for writing children’s books. Alysson collaborates with non-profits to support philanthropic initiatives and enjoys speaking with children and teachers at schools and libraries, where she is accompanied by the life-size Alycat mascot.

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May 9, 2022 at 12:35PM Bianca Schulze