Thursday, 25 November 2010

Mog the Forgetful Cat

Mog the Forgetful Cat
Written and Illustrated by Judith Kerr
Amazon Link: £3.49
Published by HarperCollins Children's Books

Very few authors seem to be able to get inside a cat's head to any degree of success. Akif Pirinici managed it with his grown-up "Felidae" books, and Judith Kerr has also managed it with this timeless children's classic, "Mog the Forgetful Cat". 

Telling the story of a simple ordinary family house cat, the way the story is told immediately 'clicks' with anyone who's ever owned a cat. From forgetting they've been fed (a frequent occurrence when we owned cats) to basically being in the wrong place at the wrong time, Mog is a typical moggy but she's lovable and brave. If you've never encountered the Mog books (those of you of a certain age probably remember them from school as they were first published in 1975) they're absolutely brilliant and definitely up there with the likes of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and "We're going on a Bear Hunt". Thoroughly recommended.

Charlotte's best bit: "Bother that cat, bother bother that cat!"

Daddy's favourite bit: The fact that even the burglar gets a cup of tea (while being arrested).

Rating: 5 out of 5