Matilda's Cat

Author(s): Emily Gravett

Board Books

Climbing trees, playing with wool ...Matilda is sure that all cats love these things, but her kitty doesn't seem very enthusiastic. Undaunted, she thinks up new ways to amuse her reluctant playmate. Tea parties? Dressing up? What about a bike ride? Or perhaps a nice book - one about dogs? As the cat goes from nonplussed to terrified, Matilda gets more and more frustrated. After all, what use is a pet if it doesn't want to play? The relationship between Matilda and her cat is sure to strike a chord with any devoted pet owner, while the deceptively simple text and funny illustrations and satisfying, snuggly ending make this story a joy to share with even the youngest children. Perfect for kids with a pet (whether kitten, puppy, rabbit or hamster!), for those who long for one and for cat lovers everywhere. "will delight the youngest of readers ...Gravett can simply do no wrong in this age range." - Daily Mail "simple, funny and charming as one would expect from the pen of Emily Gravett" - The Scotsman "[Gravett] has an extraordinary talent to entertain, surprise and engage her readers ...deserves to be read many times, and it will delight more each time." - Books for Keeps


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Emily Gravett has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice with her books WOLVES and LITTLE MOUSE'S BIG BOOK OF FEARS. An author-illustrator of unique talent and skill, she has a host of popular and critically acclaimed titles to her name including DOGS, WOLF WON'T BITE! and AGAIN! And is the illustrator of CAVE BABY, written by Julia Donaldson. Emily lives in Brighton with her family and pet dogs. Visit for games, activities and fun! "One of our most inventive and surprise-full creators of picture books" -- Michael Rosen "She has the intuitive grasp of timing, expression and anticipation which marks out the exceptional from the mediocre" -- Sunday Telegraph

General Fields

  • : 9781447254867
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Macmillan Children's Books
  • : November 2013
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Board book
  • : Illustrated edition
  • : Emily Gravett
  • : 823.92
  • : 24
  • : chiefly Illustrationsstrations (colour)
  • : Emily Gravett