Author: Chris Raschka


Illustrator: Chris Raschka


This tour-de-force from two-time Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka celebrates the enduring bond between two best friends—a young girl and her cat. Meow is an innovative and surprising tale of friendship, love, anger, hurt, kindness, and forgiveness. A must-have for the youngest reader and cat lovers everywhere. 

A young girl and her cat, Marigold, are best friends. When the girl accidently steps on Marigold’s tail, the surprised and hurt cat runs for cover. But after an apology and time apart, all is forgiven, and Marigold and the girl are friends again.

Two-time Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka introduces various renditions of the word “meow” throughout, each offering a collaborative and innovative way to interpret the story. With two compelling main characters, an entire rainbow of emotions, a playful text almost exclusively featuring four letters (M, E, O, W) and lively illustrations, Meow is ideal for visual literacy, beginning readers, very young children, social and emotional development, and for classroom story hours.