Andre, The Five Star Cat

Visit Paris through the Eyes of a Cat

Andre is a fancy cat living in a fancy hotel on a fancy street in Paris, France. He takes for granted all the best things a cat could want in life—fabulous food, a comfortable place to live, and many admirers. One day, he is accidentally locked out of the hotel and has to find his own food and shelter. Lucky for him, he meets some other cats - street cats - at the Tuileries Gardens. Only by working together, are they able to find the food and shelter they need. For the first time in his life, Andre feels grateful—and comes to know what it’s like to have a friend. He feels love.

In this book, with beautifully hand drawn and painted illustrations by artist Carla Klosowski, children come to understand happiness doesn't come from "having it all", but from forming meaningful relationships with others with whom you give and receive.

Alma Hammond came up with the idea for this book while staying at a luxury hotel on Rue Cambon in Paris, France.  There, a Russian Blue cat named Elliott, much like Andre, resides. In her second children's book, Andre, The 5 Star Cat, she imagines what life would be like for Elliot if he no longer had such cozy surroundings. 

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