Released on 07 September 2017.

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2013 Long-listed

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal


Climbing trees, playing with wool . . . Matilda is sure that all cats love these things, but her kitty doesn't seem very enthusiastic. Undaunted, she thinks up new ways to amuse her reluctant playmate. Tea parties? Dressing up? What about a bike ride? Or perhaps a nice book - one about dogs? As the 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?

Emily Gravett's deceptively simple text, funny illustrations and satisfying, snuggly ending make Matilda's Cat a joy to share with even the youngest children.

Perfect for kids with a pet (whether kitten, puppy, rabbit or hamster)!

In the media

Simple, funny and charming as one would expect from the pen of Emily Gravett
The Scotsman
[Gravett] has an extraordinary talent to entertain, surprise and engage her readers . . . deserves to be read many times, and it will delight more each time.
Books For Keeps
Will delight the youngest of readers . . . Gravett can simply do no wrong in this age range.
Daily Mail