If there's one freedom parenthood offers us, it's the license to act silly. And nothing does silly better than animal mimicry and an impromptu dance with your kids. Portland, Oregon based cartoonist/educator Aron Nels Steinke's book "The Super Crazy Cat Dance" serves as a perfect reminder of just that.
Cats drop from the sky, ride skateboards, populate the moon, and ultimately inspire a young girl to create a dance - a Super Crazy Cat Dance - in which two girls channel their inner lion and then proceed to march around on all fours with a parade of adorable cats in tow.
Steinke has a super clean and crisp drawing style, and the abundance of winsomely drawn cats makes the book all the more charming.
Originally produced as a black and white, self-published mini comic, Steinke colored and expanded on the artwork from his earlier work for Blue Apple Books, as part of their Balloon Toons series – a collection aimed at engaging young readers (age 6-9) with simple stories from Award-winning and up-and-coming cartoonists. We haven't had a chance to check out the other offerings from Balloon Toons, but Steinke's contribution has peaked our curiosity.
The Super Crazy Cat Dance ($10.99)
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