A loud bang gives Simon the fright of his life and--zoom!--he's soon up a tree where an entire army of theatre personal attempt to lure him down. Yelling, calling, sheer frustration--nothing works--until the cat's mistress comes out and sings a sweetly soft tune that lures her fluffy friend down.
This is a sweetly simple story about the importance of friendship and sticking together.
Gorgeously naive imagery, by the wonderful Jenni Desmond, lends this story a wistful look that will enchant both kids and adults. Absolutely bananas for her colour palette, too.
Kids are sure to fall in love with Simon.
Title: Backstage Cat
Author: Harriet Ziefert
Illustrator: Jenni Desmond
Publisher: Blue Apple, $22.99 RRP
Publication Date: 12 March 2013
Format: Hard cover with dust jacket
For ages: 3 - 8
Type: Picture Book