Antoinette Portis is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Not a Box (a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a 2007 Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor Book), Not a Stick, A Penguin Story (also chosen as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book), and Kindergarten Diary. She attended the UCLA School of Fine Arts and is a former creative director at Disney. Antoinette lives in Southern California.
She's not a "regular" girl because she's a kitty with the tail and ears to match!
The illustrations are cute, the story is fun, the tone is positive and the text conveys well the voice of a little girl.
It's a short read that both parent and child found enjoyable - I'd highly recommend it for a little girl.
The girls at my daughters' preschool all play princess kitty, so this book has been the best birthday present (bought for 6 girls so far and it's been a big hit). Read morePublished 13 months ago by Leah
Today, Maggie is not just Maggie. She's a kitty who meows when her mom asks if she wants juice or milk (meow means milk, of course.) But she's not JUST a kitty. Read morePublished 16 months ago by E. Kennen
In this story, the main character first takes on the persona of a kitty by putting on a cat costume and becoming a kitty, doing every-day cat-like things. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jish M.
Kitties, princesses and superheroes all rolled into one. Maggie never does anything the way she's "supposed" to, including acting like a little girl. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Danielle M. Smith
As a teacher, I've read more children's books in the past five years than I ever did as a child, and understand only too well why they never appealed to me. For every Dr. Read morePublished on July 19, 2012 by Brian W. Fairbanks
Other reviewers have been kind enough to provide a more detailed synopsis of the book so I'll just skip to the reviewing. Read morePublished on April 25, 2012 by Kim Cantrell
I almost like this book. I have two toddlers who seem to enjoy it, but they don't love it either.
The story follows a young girl (seems about 4 or 5) and her vivid... Read more
Obviously a book about a princess wouldn't be first choice for little boys. For little girls, this couldn't be more perfect. Read morePublished on March 16, 2012 by Rachel Himes
I will echo the sentiments of may parents. This book is great for toddlers. The story is cute and fun, the pictures are entertaining and colorful, the premise is engaging (to my... Read morePublished on February 20, 2012 by A Conrad