Robyn’s Best Idea

by Hazel Hutchins

illustrated by Yvonne Cathcart

Robyn sneaks a stray kitten into the apartment, but her mother makes her take it back outside.

There's a cat in Robyn's bedroom: a small, long-haired grey kitten, with a white smudge over its eye and a bib under its neck. She wants to keep it, so she hides it from her mom.

But in their small apartment a kitten can't stay hidden for long. Their landlord doesn't allow pets, so Robyn's mom says they have to put it out. The cat doesn't want to go: it hangs around outside their building for days, until the snow starts to fall. When Robyn tries to find it a new home, however, she learns that what's best for her is not necessarily what's best for the kitten.

Robyn's Best Idea is the story of a girl who thinks she can't afford what she wants, and who discovers something that money can't buy.

About the Authors

Hazel Hutchins

HAZEL HUTCHINS has been writing stories, giving workshops and doing school presentations across Canada for the last fifteen years. Her many books for children can be found in Canada, the United States, Great Britain, Australia and beyond. She has been awarded the Writers Guild of Alberta Award for Children's Literature and nominated for the Governor General's and Mr Christie awards. She grew up on farms in southern Alberta and now lives in Canmore, Alberta with her family and pets.

Yvonne Cathcart

YVONNE CATHCART is an illustrator living in Toronto with her husband and son. She has illustrated many children's books and also paints and makes animal sculptures and puppets.

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