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This post contains affiliate links Things were running very smoothly and most of the creatures were highly please with themselves. Lion was already famous. Even the little shrews and moles and spiders were pretty well known.   But among all those busy creatures there was one who seemed to be getting nowhere. It was Cat.   Cat was a real oddity. The others didn’t know what to make of him at all.   And so begins one of the most […]

How The Cat Became ~ Ted Hughes


Harry Potter 20th Anniversary
“It was 20 years ago today”….. The first book of the Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone (or Sorcerers Stone depending where in the world you are)”  dropped into the muggle world, from the creative mind of JK Rowling. And the reading world was never the same. Children who had no interest in books became voracious readers and waited so impatiently for the next book to fall from the heavens to land in their local bookstores. Libraries had […]

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary!



Duncan & Dolores
This post contains affiliate links.   If you are looking for the most sweet and wonderful book to introduce a child to cats there is nothing better than “Duncan and Dolores” by Barbara Samuel. Dolores is a boisterous, energetic little girl and she knows that she just wants Duncan. She dotes on Duncan. She wants to share every part of her life with him and energetically pursues him wanting to show her love.     The only problem is that Duncan […]

Duncan & Dolores by Barbara Samuels


Warrior cat Moth Flight white cat green eyes
    The Warrior Cats Series (also known as The Warriors) by Erin Hunter is a massive collection of books (6 series of 6 books each, guidebooks, field guides, manga) about four clans of wild feral cats ~ Warrior Cats ~ that live in the forest and their struggle for dominance and survival. Aimed at readers aged 11 – 14 the series is penned by 4 authors (Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, Tui Sutherland and Victoria Holmes) under the pseudonym Erin Hunter. These fantasy […]

The Warrior Cats Series by Erin Hunter



Mog the cat
      The Christmas season is being heralded in with the most wonderful, sweet little morsel of love from the British supermarket chain, Sainsbury’s featuring the much loved Mog The Cat. Every year Sainsbury’s has a Christmas commercial that is entertaining, nostalgic and seasonal. This year they have outdone themselves with the most wonderful short video featuring Mog The Cat in “Mog’s Christmas Calamity”. Mog The Cat is a series of children’s picture books, written and illustrated by Judith Kerr. Aimed […]

Christmas Cuteness With Mog The Cat


Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Madness illustrated by Gris Grimly
  This post contains affiliate links. The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe is a short story that was published in 1843 and like many of Poe’s stories deals with mystery, sanity and the supernatural. Tense and fear provoking this story has been given a somewhat edgy  treatment for young readers in the book, “Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Madness” illustrated by Gris Grimly.  Drawing upon the story of “The Black Cat” (and 3 other Poe stories) Gris Grimly has […]

Halloween Reading – The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated by Gris Grimly



the three little kittens
The Three Little Kittens from Mother Goose The three little kittens, they lost their mittens, And they began to cry, “Oh, mother dear, we sadly fear, That we have lost our mittens.” “What!   Lost your mittens, you naughty kittens! Then you shall have no pie.” “Meow, meow, meow.” “Then you shall have no pie.” The three little kittens, they found their mittens, And they began to cry, “Oh, mother dear, see here, see here, For we have found our mittens.” “Put […]

The Three Little Kittens from Mother Goose


The Owl and the Pussycat
The Owl and The Pussycat  The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five-pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above, And sang to a small guitar ‘O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are, You are! What a beautiful Pussy you are! Pussy said to the Owl, ‘You elegant fowl! How charmingly sweet […]

The Owl And The Pussycat ~ Edward Lear