Matilda's Cat

Matilda's Cat

Board Book - 2012
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Climbing trees, playing with wool . . . Matilda is sure that all cats love these things, but her kitty doesn't seem very enthusiastic. Undaunted, she thinks up new ways to amuse her reluctant playmate. Tea parties? Dressing up? What about a bike ride? Or perhaps a nice book � one about dogs? As the 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? The relationship between Matilda and her cat is sure to strike a chord with any devoted pet owner, while the deceptively simple text and funny illustrations and satisfying, snuggly ending make this story a joy to share with even the youngest children. Perfect for kids with a pet (whether kitten, puppy, rabbit or hamster!), for those who long for one and for cat lovers everywhere. "will delight the youngest of readers . . . Gravett can simply do no wrong in this age range." � Daily Mail "simple, funny and charming as one would expect from the pen of Emily Gravett" � The Scotsman "[Gravett] has an extraordinary talent to entertain, surprise and engage her readers . . . deserves to be read many times, and it will delight more each time." � Books for Keeps
Publisher: London : Macmillan Children's Books, ©2012.
ISBN: 9781447254867
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,18 cm


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Jul 18, 2016

This one skews a little bit older than some Gravett's other books that are great for ages as little as 1 or 2: this one has an extra layer of understanding in terms of crossed-out text as well as the idea that her cat might just want to be with Matilda more than anything else.

ElizF Jul 10, 2014

The kids in story time loved this book, and the cat illustrations kept them laughing.

klints Dec 05, 2012

A very cute story.

McIndoo Dec 03, 2012

Very sweet story about a loving cat! I love the plug for the author's book about dogs that Matilda reads in this book about a cat.

forbesrachel Nov 18, 2012

True to the nature of the cat, this cat shows exactly what it dislikes, and only at the end shows why it goes along with all of it. Humourous and sweet.

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