Chicken and Cat
Comics artist Sara Varon seamlessly entered the realm of picture books with Chicken and Cat. She creates an abundantly cute and simple world in which chickens, cats, raccoons, bunnies, dogs, humans, and other creatures (all with built in pockets) can happily coexist--meaning ride bicycles and rollerskate in the same park and buy things from one another. Her illustrations are charming and amiably cluttered. One can't help but smile.
City slicker Chicken is visited by his friend Cat. Together they explore the city. Cat is a bit overwhelmed by the lack of plants and the abundance of buildings. Chicken comes up with a solution that will make Cat happy and allow them both to enjoy the city.