A brilliant and funny cat book - for children of all aged (up until 107 probably!). Like a Disney or Pixar movie, there is stuff for both kids and adults in here - and it works on both levels.
You cannot help but smile at this beautifully written book - which is also really clever. The cats talk, yes, but you never forget they're cats with their own cat ways and a cat view of the world and what a cat life is about.
Dog continues to learn how to be a noble cat, being given the responsibility from old George to lead a party to help 3 kittens Daisy, Maisie and Book (SO SWEET MOG) to find their mother.
Their quest is scary, exciting, sometimes nail-bitingly tense as any thriller, especially with a traitor amongst them, until they eventually reach their goal. They get help from 2 Hollywood cats who have escaped from a film studio (where the cats later enter the LAND OF THE DINOSAURS!), Doris the diva and Christopher the Dancing Cat. The accents and attitudes of cat celebrities are so spot-on!
You can read this without first reading the first illustrated child-friendly A CAT CALLED DOG from 2015 - or the original, longer, unillustrated A CAT CALLED DOG from 2013 (red cover).
My favourite cat books ever - and thankfully free of the schmaltzy, overly sentimental approach of SO many cat stories, with cringe-worthy re-incarnation or angel plots, and unconvincing first-person cat narrators.
These A CAT CALLED DOG books would be more widely know if there were any justice in the world. It's a modern classic! I just hope it become a movie or a TV cartoon series or maybe even a newspaper comic strip, because it really is laugh-out-loud funny as well as heart-warming, with some brilliant characters - George, Dog and my favourite, Eric the Cockney stray.