This is such a funny book which will delight readers, especially those who have a cat or two living in their household. Oh yes, these cats want more. Readers soon realise that the setting for this humorous book is the beginning of the global pandemic, when humans stopped going out to work, stayed at home, sitting at their computers, ordering food to be delivered to their doorsteps. We see the humans, top of the chain; the cats in huge abundance, the mice, also in hundreds, and below the floorboards…. the rats. All after any scraps of food to be found. On the humans’ laps we see the cats lounging as the humans click away on their computers, the cats assuming sleep whilst cunningly storing up keyboard know-how. Soon the cats are ordering quantities of food online, delivered to their doorsteps. With full and bulging tummies the cats dare to grumble to the starving mice and rats that they are SO hungry. There is a separate page, a black and white extract from the Rodent Reporter, where food shortages are reported, as there has been an unprecedented spike in internet grocery orders. The tale continues with so much detail in the pictures, dramatic in tones of black, grey and red throughout, as the scheming plans of the cats plays out. There is humour to be found in every small detail of the illustrations as the tale draws to a close. Who would have guessed that the avenging rats and mice would think of chewing through the computer cables so that the cats could order no more food? Or that the final endpaper would show cats, stuck in the catflaps, their bulging tummies trapping them fast? A great read-aloud, but the detailed pictures demand close, first-hand perusal. Lots of fun, a book to be returned to many times.
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Illustrator: Naomi Tipping