Simon's been looking forward to taking the best nap of his life in his brand-new doggie bed, but a Siamese cat named Miss Adora Belle has other ideas, in this ode to friendship for readers up to 7. The contented kitty is in the middle of a nap of her own, and nothing—not even Simon dragging the bed all over the house and yard—can make her budge. As Simon despairs of getting his nap, the canine thinks of a compromise that pleases them both.
"The hound's hangdog expressions are humorously captured in [Melissa] van der Paardt's digital cartoon illustrations, from his furrowed, contemplative brows, to his dolefully draped paws.... Readers with multiple pets or siblings will easily relate to the territorial disputes and applaud Simon's capacity for sharing."—School Library Journal