Thursday, 3 May 2012

Twinkles, Arthur and Puss by Judith Kerr (HarperCollins Children's Books)

Judith Kerr knows cats. We've read and loved (most of) the Mog books and this is the first non-Mog moggy book (not counting "The Tiger Who Came to Tea") that we've seen in the library.

This simple tale of Twinkles, Arthur and Puss seems fairly straightforward at first glance but anyone who has also read the superb children's book "Six Dinner Sid" will know why Twinkles, Arthur and Puss aren't quite what they seem. As ever, no spoilers but children will love the mischief and the method in this tale.

Kerr is a national treasure, I loved her books when I was a mere whippersnapper and it's great to think that she's still scribbling away and creating books that are destined to be children's classics for some years to come. Twinkles, Arthur and Puss is no exception, a lovely book that your youngsters will really enjoy.

Charlotte's best bit: Arthur's rather posh party-girl owner.

Daddy's favourite bit: Wait a minute, did someone sneak Mog into this book?

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars