A Cat Called Dog

A Cat Called Dog

Genre: 
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Pages: 
166
£6.99
ISBN:
9781784559595
Dog is a cat. The only problem is he doesn't behave like one. Instead he wags his tail when happy, sticks out his tongue when confused and yaps just like a puppy whenever he gets excited. Something must be done! Against his better instincts, an old ginger tom called George decides to take on the task of teaching the kitten how to behave like a proper cat. After all, the pride of the species is at stake. With the help of cheeky stray Eric, the mysterious François and the beautiful Miss Fifi, George gives Dog lessons in cat manners - but all does not go well. Maybe Dog will find it impossible to change? Soon the cats face a more pressing threat, and one that will change their lives forever. A Cat Called Dog is a great fun book suitable for children and cat lovers of all ages.
Vanston

Jem
Vanston

Jem Vanston is a former teacher who now runs his own editing and proof reading agency. He is an occasional freelance journalist and has had pieces published in magazines such as Your Cat and The Cat, as well as various newspapers and other publications.

He writes satirical novels and scripts as PJ Vanston, and has won several prizes for his short stories. He is also a published songwriter.

Born and brought up in Kent, Jem now lives in Swansea with his two rescue cats, Honey and Bumble, who do their best to distract him from writing - or getting anything else productive done - whenever and however they can.

Reviews

by
Seymour
5
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...

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