The Astonishing Thing


This heartwarming and insightful book, told from the perspective of bright and loving cat Boo, follows the story of Boo’s family, which is suddenly thrown into disarray when Boo’s human mother, Carrie, abruptly leaves the rest of the family. Boo is of course concerned about regular cat worries, such as who will fill her cat dish, but also wants to understand what is happening to her family and why. It will perhaps take Boo herself to help the family make it through their issues, and to finally make things right! This touching tale provides a sensitive and perceptive look into the intricacies of marriage and family life, as seen through the unique perspective of the family cat.

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