The best word to describe this book? Fun!
It's especially fun for cat and dog lovers who will see the true character of cats exposed and analysed via the context of an older cat teaching a kitten how to behave like a proper cat.
Children will enjoy reading about the lovable cat characters, each with their own strengths and failings, and they'll love the jokes and the excellent illustrations too.
There's plenty of pace to this book and some laugh out loud lines too, especially in the dialogue of Eric the stray.
The characters have real depth in this tale of cats under threat, and though there are sad and frightening times along the way in the story, the tone is generally upbeat and sometimes so sweet you can only say 'awwwww!'
Highly recommended for both children and their parents. My Christmas presents to my friends and family will definitely feature this book this year. I really don't think it'd be possible for anyone to dislike this book - so Christmas present problem solved! Until next year...