While perusing the picture books, I fell in love The White Cat and the Monk.
It tells a beautiful and simple story of the harmonious companionship between a medieval monk and his fluffy white cat, Pangur. The monk spends his days reading, researching, and learning from illuminated manuscripts in silent contemplation. His cat Pangur hunts mice and sleeps. It is a gorgeously gentle tale based on a poem written by a 9th century Irish Benedictine monk wrote about himself and his companion cat.
5 stars from me, a must buy!
All Illustrations by Sydney Smith, sourced online from (picture 1, picture 2, picture 3, picture 4.)