Feline internet superstar Tardar Sauce, better known as Grumpy Cat, has inspired a great deal of media and merchandise with her relatable cantankerousness. Now, Random House has announced they will be adding to the kitty craze with a series of Grumpy Cat picture books, written in the style of the publisher’s classic Little Golden Books. The first book in the series will be titled The Little Grumpy Cat That Wouldn’t, a clear play on Watty Piper‘s childhood classic The Little Engine that Could.
The synopsis is exactly what you would expect from Grumpy, with the press release describing it as “Grumpy Cat’s friends and admirers try to get her to try new things and have fun, and each time she is even more resolved to say NO. In the end, she is right. Having fun is awful.” The adorably sarcastic art is by illustrator Stephanie Laberis, who has worked on other funny picture books like the upcoming Prudence the Part Time Cow.
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You can expect to find The Little Grumpy Cat That Wouldn’t at all stores where Grumpy merch is sold on July 26, 2016. Will you be picking up a copy for yourself or a cat-loving kid in your life next year?
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