Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Baker Cat is an odd little tale. Far from being cute and cuddly for the major part of the story, poor Baker Cat works in a Bakery (naturally) for a pair of mean and nasty characters who could've been ripped straight out of a Roald Dahl book. The Baker and his Wife work their poor moggy half to death, and refuse to feed him unless he can catch mice.
Naturally the mice aren't too happy with the deal, nor is poor little Baker Cat so a cunning plan is devised.
Posy Simmons perfect text and illustrations break into comic-book style in places, but the larger panels are deliciously detailed and drawn.
A fabulous book though and a wry tale of what happens when a particularly talented moggy is taken for granted.
Charlotte's best bit: Making the mouse tails
Daddy's favourite bit: The nasty baker and his wife getting their comeuppance.
Rating: 5 out of 5