Released on 28 February 2013.

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3.79 based on 607 ratings & 84 reviews on Goodreads.com

2013 Long-listed

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal

Synopsis

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.

In the media

[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
Simple, funny and charming as one would expect from the pen of Emily Gravett
The Scotsman
Will delight the youngest of readers . . . Gravett can simply do no wrong in this age range.
Daily Mail