Edward is sick and Elizabeth is well, and nothing could be more unfair! Edward gets to stay in bed and everyone treats him like a prince. Elizabeth has to get out of bed, get dressed, go to school, then come home and do chores, finish her homework, and practice the piano. “I wish I was sick too!” Elizabeth complains, and soon, to her dawning dismay, her wish is granted. Jealousy and kindness, fairness and responsibility, the passionate complaints and pleasures of childhood are well represented here by a close-knit and surprisingly intellectual cat family, drawn with good humor and sympathy by the illustrator-author couple, Aliki and Franz Brandenberg. The perfect book to read when you’re sick, or when you’re well and wish you were sick, too.
- Author: Franz Brandenberg
- Illustrator: Aliki
- Publisher: The New York Review of Books
- Measurements: L 8.75" W 7.5"
- Hardcover, 40 pages. Recommended for ages 3-8.