Caterina and the Perfect Party

Caterina and the Perfect Party

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  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780803739024
  • 32 Pages
  • Dial Books
  • 3-5 years


Caterina is planning the best party ever. She organizes perfect lists, prepares perfect food, and crafts perfect decorations. But a terrible storm threatens to put a hitch in all of Caterina’s perfect party plans. With the help of her friends and little brother, Leo, Caterina learns that real creativity is not about being perfect, but about having fun!

Caterina is a little brown bird with big plans! For fans of Ladybug Girl and Betty Bunny, Caterina and the Perfect Party is the colorful debut of a lively new picture book character in a playful story about creativity and friendship.


“The [message] that having good friends trumps adversity is given a fresh interpretation in these charming, collage-filled pages. Any child who enjoys scrapbooking or crafts will be inspired to get busy with crayons, glue and scissors by the crafty images on every page.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Kono’s mixed-media illustrations provide cheerful zip… Caterina sets a good example for kids who have trouble rolling with the punches when best-laid plans go awry.”
Publishers Weely

“Readers will want to spend time perusing the intricate details in the pictures.” — SLJ