|I feel like humming the Jaws theme tune here!|
February 2013, Templar, 32 page, Hardback, Review copy
Themes: sort of clever cats, cats on a mission, fighting for survival, escapism, secret tunnels, important fountain, cameoflage, humans understanding animals, justice triumphs
Content: mild to mega peril, lots of humour
Summary from Templar
With bare cupboards and hungry bellies, three cats steal a penguin to catch fish for them. A hilarious sequence of events unfolds as the penguin makes his escape, becoming mistaken for a nun and a waiter before finding his way safely home. Meanwhile, the cats are caught for their crime and are sent to jail – for a lifetime of gruel.
This is a read which gets funnier each time you turn the page. I felt a bit sorry for the misunderstood cats, but only a little as the penguin was distressed.He didn't panic like other animals would though, he used his intelligence to escape - and keep on escaping!
You can find out more on Helen's website.
For another animal who has escaped (not from cats) check out The Lemur's Tale by Ophelia Redpath