Lost Cat

by Roger Mader

After Slipper the cat is mistakenly left behind, she sets out to adopt a new family.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547974583
  • ISBN-10: 0547974582
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 10/22/2013
  • Carton Quantity: 24

About the book

When Slipper is accidentally left behind, her journey begins. Luckily, everyone wants to be with her. But Slipper won't settle for just any home—she's determined to find the family that fits!

In shimmering pastels that bring each texture into brilliant focus, Roger Mader creates a story for all who believe in happily ever after.

About the author
Roger Mader

“Let the story come to you” is a tip on writing that Roger Mader was once given. This one came to his door in the form of a scrawny little gray and white cat. In wondering where she had come from, Roger wrote his first story for children, Lost Cat, and the new arrival modeled for his illustrations. A former creative director in an international advertising agency, Roger now lives in the Normandy countryside with his French wife, Martine, and Pete, the little cat who adopted them.


"As handsome as the big-eyed tabby that stares out from its cover."

The New York Times Book Review

"Though the storytelling is gentle and the realistic illustrations soft-edged, there's plenty of emotional force in Lost Cat."

The Wall Street Journal

"Given the appealing subject matter, tightly focused visual storytelling and feel-good resolution, Slipper's adventures will likely find an enthusiastic audience, particularly among feline fanciers."


"A neatly told story, sweet without being saccharine, that charms from beginning to end."

School Library Journal

"The delightful story of a cat named Slipper that gets separated from its owner."

Publishers Weekly

"This tale of a lost cat who searches for someone new to 'adopt' should appeal to every child with a pet (or hoping to have one)."


"There are dozens of lost pet stories but this one skillfully utilizes an intriguing cat's-eye-perspective, vivid illustrations, and a happy (if unrealistic) ending to satisfying effect. Succinct, sonorous text also makes for smooth reading aloud."

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books