Saturday, December 27, 2014

The N.Y. Times Sunday Book Review

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!!
December 19, 2014
Squarely in the primary-color, animal-intense tradition of the modern ABC book, Elizabeth Schoonmaker’s “Square Cat ABC” brings back the orange kitty Eula from “Square Cat,” in what is, yes, a lovely square book. A brilliant full-page red A for “Amazing” features a blue-and-pink mouse sliding down the leg of the letter into the next page, where she or he befriends the square cat, who’s digging in her garden. Fans of “Square Cat” will recognize the theme of friendship’s embrace of difference, as Eula introduces the frightened mouse to her pal the porcupine. Schoonmaker’s page-filling red letters and bright watercolors enhance the short and sweet story meant for the youngest readers, which associates the letters with everyday words that a child might say: “Whoa,” “Stop,” “Hooray.” When Eula persists in finding spinach “eXtremely Yucky,” the friendly mouse offers her “Zucchini, perhaps?” Touches like that give “Square Cat ABC” the makings of a classic: Its substance comes from wearing its visual and verbal cleverness so lightly.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Traveling Square Cat Q & A!

Thank you, Mrs. Zamperlin's Class, for your curiosity and hospitality!
Square Hugs!
Your friend,
Eula Square Cat 

Why are you square?
It’s how I have always been.

Why are you sad to be square? There may be other square cats in the city.Sometimes it’s hard to be square. Being square is different, yet being different is special and since we are all different, we are all special! I believe I am the one and only Square Cat!

When were you born? December 15, 2008

Do you like to scratch? YES! YES! YES!

How old are you? 6-years-old.

Do you like getting scratched by the side of your ear? Purrrfect !!

What is your favorite color and why do you like that color? Pink is my favorite color. I like pink because it is soft, friendly, and fun. I also like green and yellow and of course orange…oh yes, blue and purple...I guess I like all colors!

Is your mom square? No.

What is your favorite book? All George and Martha stories! I love George and Martha!

What is your favorite thing to do? Napping on my bookshelf in the late afternoon sun.

Are your favorite (best) friends Patsy and Maude? Yes! BFF!!

Do you like being petted? Purrrrfectly Purrrfect!

Do you have a mom and a dad? Yes I do!

Do you love other square cats? I love all cats of all shapes, sizes, and colors.

What is your favorite fish to eat? Goldfish crackers! Tee hee!

Do you have any brothers and sisters?  How about Patsy and Maude? No, I am the one and only. The same for Patsy and Maude.

Do you go to school?  How about Patsy and Maude? We visit schools.

For Patsy and Maude

 Why are Patsy and Maude round? We have always been round.

When are Patsy and Maude’s birthdays? Three days after Eula’s, December 18, 2008!

What are your favorite foods (for all 3 cats)?  Do you like turkey? Certainly not spinach! Catnip and milkshakes! Maude likes turkey, Eula and Patsy not so much.

Do you have kittens (for all 3 cats)?  If so, what are their names? No little kittens!

Mrs. Zamperlin's Kindergarten 
Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School 
Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Eula discovered...

K-Z's Class!

Thank you, Mrs. Zamperlin's Class!
Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School
New York

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Square Cat Cake 
Tracey Cakes and More
Custom Cakes, Cupcakes and Desserts
Dessert Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia
  Vanilla cake with a delicious lemon filling topped with vanilla buttercream icing.
Thank you, Tracey! 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Memorial Park Elementary School

Square Hugs to Ms. Thomas's and Ms. Storey's students for their brilliant Eula Square Cat next adventure books! YAY!  From Eula as a super hero, stuck in a garbage can, lost in the amazon, helping friends, applauding technology, sports, sad and happy...each book captured true Square Cat love! 

and yes, there was cake.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Eula's Cousin

Eula's Cousin
Pencil on Paper
8.5 x 11 inches
Thank you, Memorial Park Elementary School, for two days of great Square Cat art, conversation,