Cone Cat by Sarah Howden ★★★★★ #BookReview #BookBlog #BooksForKids

Primary Genre(s): Children’s Fiction, Picture Book
Published: 15 August 2020 by Owlkids Books
Page count: 32 (print)
My Format: eBook via NetGalley
Cover: Funny
Pacing: Good
Ending: Good
Would I recommend it: Yes
Commission Link: Buy Cone Cat

My rating: ★★★★★

One day, Jeremy wakes up at the vet’s with a giant cone around his head. In a momentary existential crisis, he resigns himself to his new role as clumsy, smelly Cone Cat. That is, until the cone becomes instrumental in lapping up the last few bites of cereal on the breakfast table.

Surprisingly, Cone Cat can do a lot of things old Jeremy couldn’t. He can hunt spiders with ease, collect stuffing from the couch, and disguise himself as a bowl to steal a scoop of ice cream at a birthday party. When the cone is removed the next day, Jeremy starts to miss it. Will he ever get another chance to indulge in the tricks he pulled off as Cone Cat? It doesn’t take him too long to find out …

My Thoughts
If you have ever had a cat that had to wear a cone, this book is for you! Here are my pros and cons for Cone Cat:


  1. Cute illustrations by Carmen Mok. The frustrated cat is quite funny!
  2. This book is a good lesson to help young readers understand that just because they may be experiencing something different or challenging, it doesn’t mean there aren’t silver linings! Adapting to change is a plus, but finding positive attributes in the changes we experience can be transformative.
  3. It is fun to watch the cat discover the fun things about wearing the cone!
  4. This book is targeted to 3 to 7 year olds. The story is age appropriate and skill/reading level appropriate.


It is always a good lesson to try to make the best of a seemingly bad situation. When we look for good, we can often find it!  This book teaches that lesson with an adorable, sour-faced kitty who learns that not everything challenging or different is necessarily bad.

Thank you NetGalley and Owlkids Books for a free electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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