After having read, and raved about the Afrikaans version of this book for children of 6 to 9 years, I felt inclined to obtain the English version for a friend who is an English primary school teacher. I was not quite sure how effective the “cat” wordplay would be in English, but I was pleasantly surprised with this delightful book. Even the cover is catching: “A feline fiascso with CAT-TITUDE!”

De Wet Hugo, the author, is an English Private School teacher who is totally tuned into the world of young readers and this loveable story not only entertains, but also teaches something about friendship and the danger of jumping to unfounded conclusions about people, hmmm… cats. Definately an asset for the classroom and reading at home.

Published by Human & Rousseau, it can be found online and in good bookstores.