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Friday 3 August 2018

Review: Maya and Cat

From the moment I opened the cover and saw an array of gorgeous cats staring at me on the end papers, I knew I would like this book.

When Maya sees a cat out in the rain, on a roof, as wet as a seal, as grey as a puddle, she decides to rescue it. Maya attempts to entice Cat down from the roof, out of the rain, with a feather boa, a shoe lace and even a can of sardines.

Cat eventually comes down and Maya attempts to help Cat find his home.

Maya and Cat is a delightful story about a girl who is determined to help a lost cat find his home and is then rewarded with a wonderful surprise…but I won’t spoil the surprise. You’ll have to read it for yourself.

Caroline Magerl’s illustrations are full of character. I adore her style and children will love the detail on each page.

The simple use of onomatopoeia throughout the story will also be a hit with young children as they read along with the story.

There is so much to love about this book. Maya and Cat is a gorgeous book and highly recommended for anyone who has ever cared for a cat, or any animal for that matter.

Title: Maya and Cat 
Author/Illustrator: Caroline Magerl
Publisher: Walker Books, $24.99
Publication Date: 1 August 2018
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781921977282
For ages: 3 - 6
Type: Picture Book