Product Details
List Price:
3 to 7
P to 2
Trim Size:
10" x 8"
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-62091-631-5
Full-color illustrations
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About the Book


Meet Kitten. She wants catnip and milk and a blanket. But this is no ordinary cat. She also wants helmets and lasers and a puppy. No, no, Kitten! Cats are supposed to play with soft toys! But Kitten has bigger goals. She wants to blast off to Jupiter, with that helmet and those lasers, and to bring along her puppy, too. Illustrated with bold lines and color, and set in the golden age of space exploration, this picture book slyly chronicles the many antics of one unusual kitten, while celebrating the power of imagination and ambitious dreams.


“Nichols's bold cartoon illustrations capture the impish expressions of the little girl's indefatigable pet and eager sidekick, Puppy, and kids will happily cheer them on in their antics.” —School Library Journal 

“Thomas's repetitious almost-rhymes make for a rollicking read-aloud. . . . Nichols' digitally colored illustrations are the real stars of this simple tale of imagination. Kitten's cleanly paced mayhem is exhilarating. . . . This kitten ably proves that misbehaving can get you pretty far.” —Kirkus Reviews

Meet the Author

Shelley Moore Thomas

Shelley Moore Thomas is the author of several children’s books, including No, No, Kitten! and the popular chapter book series Good Knight. When she isn’t writing, she’s teaching elementary school or playing with puppets—or both at the same time. She lives in Oceanside, California. Visit

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Meet the Illustrator

Lori Nichols

Lori Nichols grew up in Northwestern Pennsylvania surrounded by pets. She now lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband, three daughters, and cat, Margaret, and is the author-illustrator of the picture books Maple, Maple & Willow Together, and Maple & Willow Apart.

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