First published in 2017 by Crown Books (US) and Penguin in Australia

Format: Hardback 


Everyone was happy and slanty and catawampus.” Gordon’s engaging charcoal and wash spreads, enlivened with collage elements, supply the tilted special effects, while Eaton’s (How to Track a Truck) fond portrait of small-town life reminds readers that a slight change in outlook can transform everything.' Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The CATawampus Cat is perhaps one of the most powerful picture books I’ve read in 2017. It speaks to our desire to be like everyone else, and yet points out through a quirky cat that sometimes we aren’t better off that way’ The Never Ending Bookshelf

'The inspired combination of Jason Carter Eaton’s humorous text with Gus Gordon’s delightful art creates a picture book that is tons of fun and so much more than the sum of its parts. The Catawampus Cat delivers a unique perspective on perspective.' Peter Glassman, Books of Wonder, New York, NY

'The intriguing, thought-provoking, and memorable text is only further heightened by illustrator Gus Gordon’s pictures. With his typical lively and charismatic style, Gordon uses bright, collage-style multimedia illustrations to depict the bustling town and its quirky, energetic inhabitants, while drawing the cat simply and discreetly in gray throughout. The joyful illustrations combine elements such as photographs, line drawings, watercolour and digital renderings and even vintage images to bring this town and its characters to life. This means children can have hours of fun poring over the detail-filled pages to take in every little aspect. Plenty of humour and pathos is depicted in the illustrators too, so they pair perfectly with Eaton’s text.' Just Write For Kids

'Gus Gordon's inimitable illustrations are a collaged joy, with snippety cuttings from vintage catalogues, line art, watercolour and digital renderings that make the heart sing. They carry the humour and depth of the text so delectably, making each page a delight in exploration (and technique).' Kids' Book Review