Author(s): Satoshi Kitamura
A "Freaky Friday for younger kids -- and with an extra twist Late one night Nicholas sees a witch enter his bedroom and hears her say some magic words. Then the witch leaves without even saying goodbye. When he wakes up the next morning, it doesn't take him long to realize something very strange is going on - especially when he pulls at his whiskers and watches himself go off to school. Whiskers? How confusing! That nasty witch cast the old switcheroo spell on him, and Nicholas has swapped bodies with his cat, Leonardo. Needless to say, quite an unusual day is in store for both Nicholas-inside-Leonardo and Leonardo-inside-Nicholas, and Satoshi Kitamura catalogues their misadventures in fantastically funny pictures.
Shortlisted for Smarties Book Prize 2000 and Smarties Book Prize 0-5 Category 2000.
"Silly good fun." --"Kirkus Reviews
"Kitamura allows the situation to speak for itself with his signature off-kilter line drawings, tiny illustrative details, and dry, matter-of-fact tone . . . Funny, frenetic, and insightful, too."- "Booklist
"Facial expressions speak volumes, and the sense of kinetic movement and moments caught in a series of 'snapshots' will pull in the most diffident listeners. The high humor is infectious and the entire clever premise is well executed."-" School Library Journal
"Kitamura's text is deadpan funny, and his line-and-watercolor illustrations reflect the offbeat, understated humor."-" The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books