Friday, 24 August 2012

Matilda's Cat by Emily Gravett (Children's, Picture Book, 10/10)

2nd August 2012, Macmillan Children's Books
32 pages, Hardback
Review copy

Themes: a cat's true nature, a child's idea of having a pet, bond between cats and humans, cute and fluffyness, playing, lots of humour

Summary from Macmillan
Matilda's cat must like something! But what?

Climbing trees, playing with wool . . . Matilda is sure her cat will love these things, but he doesn't seem very enthusiastic. Undaunted, she thinks up new ways to amuse her reluctant playmate. Tea parties? Dressing up? Or what about a nice bike ride? As the beleagured cat goes from nonplussed to terrified, Matilda gets more and more frustrated. After all, what use is a pet if it doesn't want to play?

Nayuleska's thoughts
I knew this would be a fun book because I enjoy Emily's humour in her other books. Ginger and white is one of my favourite cat colourations. The poor cat deals with a lot from Matilda, who doesn't quite understand that cats are a law unto themselves. Cats mostly don't do what you want them to do at specific times. I know this from experience! As usual with Emily there are cute touches such as cat themed crockery, and she even uses her book Dogs as a prop in this 10/10 read.

You can find out more on Emily's website.

Suggested read

Check out my favourite book by Emily, The Rabbit Problem.

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