The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal
Climbing trees, playing with wool . . . Matilda is sure her cat will love these things, but he doesn't seem very enthusiastic. Undaunted, she thinks up new ways to amuse her reluctant playmate. Tea parties? Dressing up? Or what about a nice bike ride? As the poor cat goes from nonplussed to terrified, Matilda gets more and more frustrated. After all, what use is a pet if it doesn't want to play?
An insightful, fond and funny look at the relationship between a little girl and her cat, Matilda's Cat, by Kate Greenaway award-winning author Emily Gravett, is sure to strike a chord with anyone who's ever been a devoted pet owner or known one.