As the tragic title suggests, Piper Paw isn’t willing to pucker up for a smooch with Mrs. Velvet Paw. (Say it isn’t so.)
The rebellious schoolboy kitten loathes being kissed and cuddled, especially in front of his feline chums. But after surviving an epic cat fight, Piper licks his wounds and sees his devoted mother in a whole new light.
Back in print after almost 40 years, Tomi Ungerer’s wickedly funny pencil drawings were inspired by his own naughty childhood memories — and we think they’ve stood the test of time. In short, this book is the cat’s pajamas. Meow.
Available at amazon.com, $13.
Photo: Courtesy of Phaidon Press