Today is International Cat Day (who knew?) and as I am not allowed to get a kitten to celebrate, here are just three of my favourite picture book cats!
Slinky Malinki- Lynley Dodd
These books were such favourites of my boy when he was little! The rhymes are infectious and we knew them by heart...
was blacker than black,
a stalking and lurking
The richness of language and the brilliant illustrations, made the humorous activities of this mischievous cat come to life for us and make each story a must read- again and again!
Tiny (and Moonpie and Andre) -Viviane Schwarz
This book - and the other two involving these friendly felines - is SUCH fun! The cats are very appealing and each has their own well defined personality. Although a short book, I spent ages reading this with my niece as she wanted to interact with the cats at every step of the way.
Max - Ed Vere
Max is a a kitten who stars in these heart-warming stories. The illustrations are beautiful- simple, uncluttered and so effective- and the stories charming and entertaining. Essential bedtime reading for any cat-lover!
There are so many others I could mention, but I have all the holiday washing, unpacking etc to do so I'd better stop there!
Happy International Cat Day to all cat lovers everywhere!