Author and Illustrator: Elizabeth Schoonmaker
Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Aladdin / Simon and Schuster
Date Completed: 4/12/2011
Rating: 5/5 stars
Eula is a "square cat" living in a world where everything seems to be round. She just does not seem to fit in, and this makes her sad. So sad that she even lost her purr.
Mouse holes seems impossible for a square cat, stripes didn't seem to suit her, and she seemed invisible around all the square buildings in her city.
Her friends Patsy and Maude were big, round cats. Like any good friend would do, they tried to cheer Eula up. They gave her big round hoop earrings, a beehive hat, and they even slipped into square boxes to make themselves look square too.
This is a charming book about being different, self-esteem, and friendship. The illustrations were simple yet colorful. I liked everything about this book --especially the message. Highly recommended.