This book is delightful. Papillon is so fluffy, he's lighter than air. His owner wants to stop him from floating away, so she weighs Papillon down with clothes. He refuses to wear clothes and floats out the window. Papillon gets lost, but a new friend helps him find his way home. The story and illustrations are so cute and fun, especially Papillon wearing different costumes. Recommended By Amy W., Powells.com
Ultimately this is a book about friendship, but mostly it's a book about a very fluffy kitty. You'll awww all the way through. Recommended By Heather A., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Papillon is a very fluffy kitty. So fluffy that he's lighter than air His owner tries to weigh him down, but Papillon just wants to fly.
One particularly sunny day, he floats right out the window Exploring the wide world is exhilarating, but it's also a little scary. Will his new friend, a bird, be able to help him find his way home?
Whimsical art and airy text come together seamlessly in this delightful debut by A. N. Kang.
"Kang’s effervescent debut introduces a rotund cat who isn’t fat the narrator explains “Just very fluffy. I mean fluffy! He is lighter than air which can get him into trouble.” Papillon’s adoring owner Miss Tilley creates a delicious wardrobe of costumes meant to keep him from floating away. Kang renders them in soft charcoal y outlines tinted with blue green and splashes of red. In one outfit Papillon is a piece of sushi (his body is the lump of rice with a ribbon of fish laid along his back); in others he’s one of the Brementown Musicians a ghost or a tree. After Papillon finally tires of being costumed he does indeed float away with worrisome results. A bird helps Papillon find his way home and Miss Tilley makes a costume for him and his new friend—perfect! Papillon’s scorn for Miss Tilley’s solicitousness (“Just an eyepatch?” Miss Tilley begs) makes his trip through the forest drifting above the jaws of crocodiles and fumbling to make a costume of his own all the funnier. Kang’s a talent to watch. Ages 3–5. Agent: Heather Alexander Pippin Properties. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
About the Author
A. N. Kang was born in a little town in South Korea, with endless rice fields around her house. She grew up entertaining herself with picturebooks, and drew constantly. After moving to the United States as a teenager, she graduated from art school and began to design jewelry, greeting cards, and holiday installations all over New York City. She now lives and works in New Jersey with her sassy cat, Papillon. This is Kang's debut.