Villiers, Alan. Joey Goes to Sea. Mystic, CT: Mystic Seaport, 2014.
Reason read: a gift from my aunt Jennifer and because I love cats.
This is such a cute story and the fact that is is based on true events makes it even more special. Joey is a little ginger kitten who went to sea aboard the Joseph Conrad with author Alan Villiers. According to Villiers, the events in the story are real. Joey caught flying fish, fought with a bird, and really did fall overboard!
The illustrations are wonderful, too.