Cats love to sit in boxes and this particular cat is trying every type of box going in this stylish rhyming book from the always excellent Caryl Hart. Cat is enjoying trying boxes of every colour, size and shape when she discovers one box has a hole in it. The culprit is a little mouse and a chase ensues but after a scurry mouse and cat find out that tickles, purrs and warm fur are a nice combination. The story ends with the new friends sharing a box.
This bouncy rhyme is great fun to read aloud and the cool illustrations from newcomer Edward Underwood feel fresh and contemporary in an attractive retro palette. Children will love the mouse twist and the friendly ending is sudden but very sweet. A book that is sure to be particularly welcome in homes with cats, and demands to be read over and over again.