Award-winning author Alysson Foti Bourque to publish fifth book in the popular Alycat series, Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday with lessons on friendship, creativity and perseverance

LAFAYETTE, La.May 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Pelican Publishing Announces the Release of Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday, the fifth book in the award-winning children’s book series, The Alycat Series, by Alysson Foti Bourque

Author, Alysson Foti Bourque, with her award-winning children’s book series, The Alycat Series. Photo Credit: Scott Clause Photography

Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday follows Alycat as she wakes up for dinner for breakfast and a whole day turned upside down. Readers will join Alycat’s adventures during her very “cattywampus” Wednesday and learn that a little help from friends and good cat attitude can make your day!

Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday was written by Bourque during the pandemic when the world seemed strange, strange and a little skewed.

“I knew readers needed a tool to deal with an anomalous world, and this story offers comfort on an unusual or strange day,” Bourque said. “No matter how retarded Alycat’s day gets, friends and family are still there for her, and she can rely on them. Hopefully, this book can remind them to turn to loved ones when their day turns cattywampus.”

Bourque believes that books are a powerful tool for our young generation and strives to bring more positive, self-motivating stories into children’s lives.

“This series reflects on themes of friendship, imagination, creativity and perseverance,” said Bourque. “I hope Alycat will encourage young readers to find their special gifts, shine brightly and support their peers.”

To celebrate the release, Bourque is hosting a Book Launch Party from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. On May 14, 2022at The Little Gym of lafayette† Guests will go all cattywampus at this free event filled with face painting, gym play, photo ops with Bon Temps Photo Booth and Alycat the mascot, Jolie Cakes Bakery treats, adoptable appliqué cats, balloonist Rick Hessler, and Raising Canes. A portion of the proceeds from each sale of the new book will be donated to the Wild Cat Foundation.

The Alycat series features five titles, has won more than 17 awards, and has been featured in the official Grammy’s Swag Bag, Oscar’s Gift Bag and the Duchess of York’s YouTube channels, Little Red News and Storytime with Fergie and Friends.

Bourque started her career as a teacher after graduating from University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a degree in primary education and obtained a law degree from Southern University Law Center in 2007. After nearly seven years as a lawyer, it was time to trade trial letters for writing children’s books. Bourque has been able to support philanthropic initiatives including Foster the Love with First Lady Donna Edwards, Walk to Defeat ALS, The Family Tree, Operation Shower, Wild Cat Foundation and Hayley’s Bracelet fundraiser for frontline workers.

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