Author(s): Emily Gravett
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? Emily Gravett's deceptively simple text, funny illustrations and satisfying, snuggly ending make Matilda's Cat a joy to share with even the youngest children. Perfect for kids with a pet (whether kitten, puppy, rabbit or hamster)!
Matilda's cat must like something! But what?
Long-listed for The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013.
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
Emily Gravett has twice won both the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Nestle Children's Book Prize Bronze Award, for her debut picture book Wolves and again for Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears. An author-illustrator of exceptional talent and skill she has a host other of award-winning and critically acclaimed books to her name, including Orange Pear Apple Bear, Monkey and Me, The Odd Egg, Dogs, Spells, Wolf Won't Bite, and Tidy, all published by Two Hoots. Emily lives in Brighton.