Sunny and Oswaldo

by Nicole Melleby, Alexandra Colombo

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A moving story of friendship, family, and the importance of empathy from award-winning author Nicole Melleby, expertly rendered with vibrant, expressive illustrations from Alexandra Colombo.

Sunny does not like cats—especially Oswaldo. He’s cranky and mean.

Sunny’s dad loves Oswaldo. She does not understand why.

When Oswaldo doesn’t come home one day, Sunny is...

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Published By Algonquin Young Readers

Format Hardback

Category

Number Of Pages 32

Publication Date 02/07/2023

ISBN 9781643750958

Dimensions 8.35 inches x 10.4 inches


“This well-paced story tells a realistic story of an adopted pet with grace and light humor… the final illustration of Sunny and Oswaldo hugging makes clear that even the most stubborn of us—human and pet—can change our opinions when we consider others. Purrfectly charming!”
— Kirkus Reviews

“Melleby and Bulgarian illustrator Colombo create a story about animal-human attachment, found family, and much more: With economic text and scribbly cartooning, they also offer an astute look at that moment when a child realizes there is more in a parent’s heart than initially imagined.”
— Publishers Weekly