|A Cat in a Kayak
by Maria Coffey, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
A long time writer of travel adventures, Maria Coffey's first book for children, A Cat in a Kayak (1998), is the charming and beautifully illustrated story of Teelo. This lucky cat finds himself living on a kayak-accessible home on Cloud Island. Life is a pleasure, filled with warm naps in the sun and morning Yoga stretches with Victor, Teelo's owner. There's only one problem. Victor is offering the peace of island life to pet after pet and soon, Teelo finds that his home has turned into a crowing, barking, skin-shedding, shrieking, overcrowded zoo! He decides to take matters into his own paws. When Teelo stows away on the kayak in search of a reprieve, quiet quickly gives way to chaos on the Pacific seas!
Ages 4-7, 8.25 x 10", 32 pages, color illustrations