Translated by Aviel Basil
Illustrated by Sondra Silverston
What happens when a tired boy with a fertile imagination is left to fend for himself at the zoo? Well, if his father is too busy to play and must talk business on his phone, and it's close to naptime, then ... a lot. After freeing sad animals from their cages, the boy takes a ride in an airship with an old turtle and a lazy rhinoceros. Once on board, he describes to Habakkuk, the ship's captain, the traits of the rarely seen long-haired cat-boy cub: Long-haired cat-boy cubs need to be played with once an hour to stay alive. Also, you cannot wash a long-haired cat-boy cub in water, they only like to drink juice and chocolate milk, and, most of all, you must listen to a long-haired cat-boy cub's story to the end even if you get a call from work.
Etfar Keret's Long-Haired Cat-Boy Cub, as translated by Aviel Basil and illustrated by Sondra Silverston, is a clever and captivating tale that will appeal to any cub who has busy parents and a busier imagination.