Climbing trees, playing with wool...
Matilda is sure her cat will love these things, but he doesn't seem very enthusiastic. Undaunted, she thinks up new ways to amuse her reluctant playmate. Tea parties? Dressing up? Or what about a nice bike ride?
As the beleagured cat goes from non-plussed to terrified, Matilda gets more and more frustrated. After all, what use is a pet if it doesn't want to play?
An insightful, fond and funny look at the relationship between a little girl and her cat, this is sure to strike a chord with anyone who's ever been a devoted pet owner.
Emily Gravett is twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Nestle Children's Book Prize Bronze Award for Wolves (978-1-4050-5362-3) and Little Mouse's Big Book Of Fear (978-0-230-01619-4). An author/illustrator of unique talent and tremendous skill, she has a host of other critically acclaimed books to her name, including Blue Chameleon (978-0-330-51875-8), Wolf Won't Bite! (978-0-330-52221-2) and Again! (978-0-230-74536-0). Emily lives in Brighton with her partner, daughter and the family dogs.