Mr. Pusskins: a Love Story (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2006) by Sam Lloyd obviously isn't a brand-new picture book, but I only discovered it this year* and I love it! I love the humor, the illustrations, and the satisfying ending. No wonder it was a New York Times Best Seller!
Mr. Pusskins' owner Emily loves him. But he thinks his life is boring and runs away. Of course, running away creates new problems. Will he and Emily get back together?
If you haven't read this book, you should. :-) There are two sequels: Mr. Pusskins and Little Whiskers and Mr. Pusskins Best in Show and board books: Mr. Pusskins Feelings and Mr. Pusskins Opposites.
Author/illustrator Sam Lloyd is a prolific writer and illustrator. Check out her many books here.
*Thank you, Stephanie Shaw, for introducing the book to me.