Matilda's Cat
Illustrated By: Emily Gravett
Matilda's Cat  -     By: Emily Gravett
    Illustrated By: Emily Gravett
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Matilda's Cat

Illustrated By: Emily Gravett
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers / 2014 / Hardcover

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Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 9.88 X 9.88 (inches)
ISBN: 1442475277
ISBN-13: 9781442475274
Ages: 4-8

Publisher's Description

This delightful picture book with Emily Gravett’s signature twist ending sweetly depicts the relationship between a child and her beloved pet.

Matilda is desperate to figure out what her cat will enjoy. She tries everything she can think of: climbing trees, playing with wool, even tea parties and dress-up games, but as Matilda gets more and more creative in her entertainment attempts, her cat moves from unimpressed to terrified. Will Matilda ever figure out what her cat likes?

In the style of Dogs and Monkey and Me, this young picture book from Emily Gravett is an insightful, fond, and funny look at the relationship between a little girl and her cat that’s sure to strike a chord with anyone who’s ever loved a pet.

Author Bio

Emily Gravett is the author of many critically acclaimed books, including the Kate Greenaway Award–winning Wolves and Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears. She is also the author and illustrator of Bear & Hare Go Fishing, Bear & Hare—Snow!, Again! (shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award), Wolf Won’t Bite!, Blue Chameleon, The Rabbit Problem, Dogs, Spells, The Odd Egg, Monkey and Me, Orange Pear Apple Bear, Meerkat Mail, and Old Hat. She lives in Brighton, England, with her family. Visit her at EmilyGravett.com. Emily Gravett is the author of many critically acclaimed books, including the Kate Greenaway Award–winning Wolves and Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears. She is also the author and illustrator of Bear & Hare Go Fishing, Bear & Hare—Snow!, Again! (shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award), Wolf Won’t Bite!, Blue Chameleon, The Rabbit Problem, Dogs, Spells, The Odd Egg, Monkey and Me, Orange Pear Apple Bear, Meerkat Mail, and Old Hat. She lives in Brighton, England, with her family. Visit her at EmilyGravett.com.

Editorial Reviews

Gravett’s humor generally runs from giddy to Gothic; in this story, it’s toward the sweeter end of the spectrum.
A master of animal countenance, Gravett pairs an expressive cat with a busy kid and winks at the difference between textual and visual message...the shrewd and skillful art implies sly underlying affection even when the cat’s nonplussed, worried or asleep. Even Matilda’s cat would like this.
"[Matilda] resembles Sendak’s Max both in her furry outfit and clamorous demeanor...The contradiction between the text and the put-upon cat’s comical expressions is the real hoot here, and young pet owners will particularly relate to Matilda’s desire to have her cat behave according to her whims."
"Gravett’s charming pictures of the determined girl and her skeptical cat are full of funny details as the two struggle to figure out what they have in common."
*"The interplay between Emily Gravett's text and artwork are as humorous as the interactions of Matilda and her cat...Every child will be able to relate to Matilda's comical attempts to lure in her cat, and her complete inability to do so."
"The energetic watercolor artwork is pure Gravett, with plenty of visual jokes and with characters—girl and cat—who express their feelings with every fiber of their being."

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