The Super Crazy Cat Dance

The Super Crazy Cat Dance

Ben Partridge
Sep 1, 2010

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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