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Lily's Cat Mask by Julie Fortenberry (2017)
by Anna HK
Lily isn't really sure about the changes that are coming--mainly the fact that she's starting school soon. Her dad buys her a yellow cat mask, and Lily wears it everywhere. It becomes a bit of a problem when she starts school, and she's only allowed to wear it during recess--although Lily has a hard time adjusting to that restriction. One day the teacher announces that they are having a costume party and the children can wear whatever they want. Among the superheroes, monsters, and witches, Lily finds another cat and, hopefully, a lifelong friend.
Themes/Topics: costumes, masks, hiding, friendship
Sample text from two spreads:
"She like to hide her face when she felt mean and couldn't get nice.
And she also made a very important wish wearing her mask.
But when Lily started school, her teacher called the mask a distraction, and Lily was only allowed to wear it at recess."