How We Got Our First Cat
Trouble starts when a strange black and white cat wanders into a family's backyard but everyone finally agrees that she can stay and have her kittens--and a good home.
- Hardback | 32 pages
- 190 x 250mm
- 16 Oct 1980
- Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
- United Kingdom
Juice up the repartee a little, and this laconic sketch about a family's adoption of an uninvited cat could be a TV sitcom episode. Mother, of course, doesn't want the cat. The kids, naturally, have answers to her every objection (Jamey will have allergy injections, Timothy will put chicken-wire around the bird's cage), plus an extra comeback for added laughs: if Jamey had allergy shots, "Then I'd never sneeze." Timothy: "What would you do when you had a cold." Jamey: "Give it to you." And Dad comes around just when Mom, too, is weakening. It's snappy, off-hand, up-to-date - but not really designed for reading aloud, not really geared to the picture-book age, not really about the fate of a homeless cat but about who will win the family battle of wits. (Kirkus Reviews)