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Cat Nap

Drawing another artist’s work is HARD for an autistic 10-year old! So when we saw this simple toddler book we thought to give it a try…

My 10-year old nephew and I read books together every week and he draws a picture from the pages that captures his fancy. As a budding bookworm, artist and a child with an autistic aphasia we bond through stories and art.


Cat Nap

by Toni Yuly
Published January 26th 2016
by Feiwel & Friends

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Cat loves to nap. If only he could find a good resting place to hide from playful (and wide awake) Kitten! Opposites and hide-and-seek make this a fun story for nap time — or anytime.

Boos Art from this Book graphic

Cat Nap Boo Art

Rating art mediumpencil, colored pencils and pen

Blue Watercolor Ball Line

A lovely beginner reader for budding artists and cat lovers.

Cat wants to take a nap but kitten won’t let her and hunts her down where ever she finds to hide. This is way below my nephew’s reading level. (He has a kind of aphasia so ALL words are a struggle but for the most part these are beginner words that he knows.)

We picked it because of the basic drawings and the color block nature of the art. The art was absolutely incredible, simple and yet compelling at the same time and made reading the book great fun. We giggled together as kitten sought out cat and pounced on her at every turn. The words weren’t stretching him but he picked the hardest spread in the book to draw! Each spread was so much fun from the fishbowl to the garden to the basement. I think for young readers, particularly animal lovers this would become a go to book for them to learn basic words and pour over the incredibly bright and attractive drawings.

At the end my nephew was quite touched by the cats snuggling up together. It reminded him of his mom and how much he loves her. The message in this book is not straightforward at all but goes right to your heart!

Age Range: 1-3 years

Rating Heart Striped BlueRating Heart TealRating Heart Red GrungeRating Heart Green GrungeRating Heart Blue Empty

Can Grow with a Child? Rating No
Message Driven Story? Rating Yes!
Worthy of a Home Library? Rating Yes!
Appropriate for Special Needs? Rating Yes!

Blue Watercolor Ball Line



10 thoughts on “Cat Nap”

  1. OMG! THIS IS SOOOO ADORABLE!!! I am really impressed with your nephew, what an artist.
    I agree with your points, I never let my mum sleep like that either when I was little! 😀 lol

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