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Cat Problems

Written by Jory John

Illustrated by Lane Smith

Early Years Key Stage 1 Stories about Animals Humorous

LoveReading View on Cat Problems

Hilariously accurate portrayal of the trials and tribulations of a pampered house cat

Following in the witty footsteps of Penguin Problems and Giraffe Problems, this masterful picturebook partnership have now produced stream of consciousness grumbles from a cat, which will seem all too familiar to any family owned by a cat.

This unabashed malcontent complains about a sunbeam moving, about the hoover monster, about another cat daring to sit in their spot, about the food service (after persistent yowling can you believe they only produce DRY food? ) and of course the boredom (when not playing with tinfoil balls, sniffing shoes, eating plants and destroying sofas) The not-getting-outside might have pandemic resonance for small children who might be tempted to sympathise with this feline tyrant but a page long rant about counting your blessings from a squirrel on the other side of the window, which is greeted with "How can I eat this very talkative squirrel?" should bring them to their senses!

The gloriously expressive, textured illustrations, with the page layout, font variety and pacing complimenting the humorous text, are just perfectly executed. A delightful picturebook that will be as popular with adult cat fans as eager young readers.

Joy Court

Cat Problems Synopsis

What could a pampered house cat possibly have to complain about? Just like most cats, this cat lives an extremely comfortable life. But he has his problems, too...

The sun spot he's trying to bathe in just won't stop moving. The nosy neighbour squirrel just can't seem to mind its own business. And don't even get him started on the hoover! It's an absolute menace! Will this cat ever find the silver lining?

From picture book superstars Jory John and Lane Smith, the creators of Penguin Problems and Giraffe Problems, comes a brand-new, hilarious collaboration sure to tickle every feline fan and owner!

Cat Problems Press Reviews

Featured in The Bookseller's November previews. - The Bookseller

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529506136
Publication date: 4th November 2021
Author: Jory John
Illustrator: Lane Smith
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 48 pages
Year Groups: Early Years, Key Stage 1
Topics: Animals, Humorous

About Jory John

Jory John is the author of the picture books I Will Chomp You! and Quit Calling Me a Monster!, both illustrated by Bob Shea, and Goodnight Already! and I Love You Already!, illustrated by Benji Davies. He is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Terrible Two, and the bestseller All My Friends Are Dead, among many other books. He lives in San Francisco, USA. Photo credit Feather & Twine Photography

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