The cat that lives on Blossom Street is very busy. He takes breakfast with one family, tea with another and fits in a host of activities with every other neighbour in between. Each household has its own name for the cat and the cat enjoys visiting everyone, but there is one house that no one visits. Mrs Murray at number eleven lives a very quiet life, she knits, and snoozes, and warms her feet by the fire. When the cat finally gets an opportunity to pay her a visit, he finds that the peace and quiet of number eleven is exactly what he was looking for. The rest of the street must come to visit him from now on!
A gentle story is brought to life with charming illustrations of a busy residential street. The autumnal palette and cream paper give the book a slightly out of time look and the playful page layouts make the whole thing feel quite cinematic. If Wes Anderson made a picture book, it might look a bit like this. Gorgeous matte production from Flying Eye Books makes it a joy for hands, as well as a feast for the eyes.