Thursday, 6 January 2011

A Cat Called Scratch

Take one cat, with one rather irritating flea and one particular favourite artist with an equally scratchy inkpen and you've got a recipe for genius. Korky Paul teams up with author Jonathan Long for a superb rhyming book chock full of trademark KP illustrations that are a joy to pick your way through. 

It's almost impossible to read without feeling slightly itchy though, so be warned. Some absolutely superb cameos (even from Winnie Witch, who doesn't normally appear in any other Korky Paul illustrated collaborations). 

Charlotte's best bit: By far, Winnie Witch's hairdo after a tussle with Tessa the Hairdresser. 

Daddy's favourite bit: Same as Charlotte, great cameos also from Professor Puffendorf, the Dog who could Dig and the Dinosaur Lady from TDWCD. 

Rating: 5 out of 5