A new series about superhero cats -a superhero cat crew are fighting crime to keep their cat streets safe.
Tag and his best friend Sugar foot are new recruits, being trained by Topaz Top Cat. The book starts with a training exercise for Tag which doesn’t go so well and makes him feel unconfident about his abilities. There’s some good messages about perseverance and friendship in the book. Indeed the new recruits need these attributes when they have to take on the tough mission of defeating Maximus Fang. The adventure story is great and has plenty of humour and puns too. For example the baddy cat guards have a can of dog wee spray to hand: ‘Concentrated dog wee was the vilest, foulest irritant known to cat-kind.’
The writing is enhanced by Becka Moor’s illustrations. The front cover is super colourful with a masked cat in a cape and an obvious baddy cat peering out on the back cover. There are enough illustrations within the book to support the reader and break up the text BUT there as also well placed full page black and white illustrations too. So the book would be great for, perhaps, a reluctant reader who is in upper key stage and would get the humour and the superhero link too. It would also be a great chapter book for lower key stage two readers who would have plenty of illustrations to break up the text and make it feel less daunting.
The characters make up a good crew so therefore children would, I’m sure be really keen to read on and find out about more adventures in the coming series.