Square cats live by rules. Cool Cats believe rules are made to be broken. In this story for cats of all ages, readers are introduced to Stringbean McCoy, a cool cat born into a family of squares. An outside-the-litter-box type , Stringbean grows up learning jazz in the Mississippi Delta under the tetelage of an old cat named Pops. But it's not unitl this saxophone-playing feline sets out for the jazzy streets of New York that he really starts breaking rules and finding his groove, making his mark as a cool cat to remember.