Katie the Catsitter #3: Secrets and Sidekicks: (A Graphic Novel) (Paperback)
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Calling all graphic novel fans! Get ready for sidekick training (and friendship drama!) with Katie the Catsitter in book 3 of the purr-fectly irresistible, bestselling middle-grade graphic novel series about growing up, friendship, heroes, and cats (lots of cats)!
“Readers will revel in the heroic antics.” --The New York Times
What’s better than BFFs? Super sidekick BFFs! Katie can’t wait to have Beth join her for sidekick training! Until . . . it turns out Beth might be a way better sidekick than Katie! And now Beth and Marie are hanging out all the time, Jess is acting super weird, and Katie still needs to tell her mom about being a sidekick. Oh yeah, and giant robots are attacking the city. So. That’s not great.
Can Katie and 217 super-unusual cats work together to save the city (and seventh grade)? Or is Katie about to be in super trouble? Bonus: includes instructions to make your own friendship bracelet!
Looking for more cats and more fun?! Don't miss Katie the Catsitter and Katie the Catsitter: Best Friends for Never!
About the Author
Colleen AF (Ann Felicity) Venable is the author of many books for kids and was longlisted for a National Book Award for her YA graphic novel debut, Kiss Number 8. Colleen splits her time between Brooklyn, New York, and an old house in Western Massachusetts that she’s rebuilding with friends. When she’s not writing books, she can be found working at animal rescues, failing at imitating birdcalls, and getting very excited when she spots a frog.
Stephanie Yue is the illustrator of several picture books and chapter books in addition to Katie the Catsitter, and was the colorist for Smile by Raina Telgemeier. Steph travels the world by motorbike and spent the past year and a half converting a Sprinter van into a full-time mobile studio. She’s currently drawing the next Katie the Catsitter from all over North America, and eating and climbing all the things.
Praise for the first Katie the Catsitter!
“Who can possibly resist a team of super cats? Or a wonderful kid who gets swept up in the feline drama? I loved Katie!” —Lucy Knisley, New York Times bestselling author of Stepping Stones
“A winner.” —Nick Bruel, New York Times bestselling author of the Bad Kitty series
“Super fun and utterly delightful.” —Gene Luen Yang, New York Times bestselling author of American Born Chinese
"Young readers will revel in the heroic antics, and older ones, like me, will be tickled by the Easter eggs strewn throughout. The sweet and funny nature of this book is expertly reflected in Yue’s energetic art and seemingly effortless line work." —New York Times
★”Neko Atsume meets The Tick in this laugh-out-loud funny, well-paced series starter…Yue’s expressive cartoons complement this enchanting story, the first in a series with a promising cast of characters—feline and otherwise.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A little evil and a whole lotta fun.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A winsome mix of adventure, humor, and realistic middle grade problems, ideal for readers seeking the whimsy of Dav Pilkey’s “Dog Man” tempered with thereassuring tone of Raina Telgemeier’s work.” —School Library Journal
“A pro-girl comic to encourage adventure, entrepreneurship, and excellent, pun-filled pet names.” —BCCB
“Venable’s twisty plot swoops gleefully around Manhattan, touching on everything from animal activism to evolving relationships to a secret rescue mission, and combining to tell the story of one of the least boring summers ever.” —BookPage
“Realism and absurdity snuggle harmoniously, with such delightful dichotomies as grumpy moggy Moritz knocking over glasses as calico Jolie plays MMORPGs while donning enormous headphones.” —The Bulletin
"Sight gags, sly humor, pop-culture references, and a dollop of animal-rights activism combine to make Katie’s story a fun one." —Booklist