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We're Getting a Cat!

By Vivian French
Illustrated by Salvatore Rubbino

A delightfully cheerful non-fiction picture book about how to care for your cat, from much-loved author Vivian French and award-winning illustrator Salvatore Rubbino.

A non-fiction picture book about a rescue cat, with a charmingly funny story by Vivian French and lively illustrations by Salvatore Rubbino. The story follows a family who have just moved into a mouse-infested flat. Dad is terrified of mice and, after several sleepless nights, decides they should get a cat. They meet Kevin the cat in a rescue home – he's big and strong, and they're sure he'll catch all of the mice. But Kevin has other ideas… Join this lovable tomcat as he settles into his new home, gradually learning how to use a litter tray, when he'll be fed and that it's probably better to use a scratching post than to shred the back of Dad's chair. The caption text provides information on feeding, grooming and caring for your cat – and at the end of the book, there's a handy index and bibliography.

  • A non-fiction picture book focusing on a very popular animal, with pictures by the illustrator of Our Very Own Dog (winner of an SLA award).
  • Full of practical advice on cat care for first-time owners.
  • Heartwarming story by much-loved author Vivian French. In 2018, Viv received Scottish BookTrust's Outstanding Achievement Award.

About the author

Vivian French is a highly acclaimed children's author who has written more than 250 books during the course of her career, including The Most Wonderful Thing in the World, Caterpillar, Butterfly, The Tales from the Five Kingdoms series and The Adventures of Alfie Onion. Viv teaches on the illustration course at Edinburgh School of Art, and helped to found the mentoring scheme Picture Hooks for aspiring young illustrators. In 2016 she was awarded the MBE for literature, literacy, illustration and the arts. She lives in Edinburgh. Follow Viv on Twitter under the handle @fivekingdoms, or visit her at her website: www.vivianfrench.com. Salvatore Rubbino's first book for children, A Walk in New York, was shortlisted for the V&A Illustration Awards; his second, A Walk in London, won an SLA Information Book Award; his third, Just Ducks! (written by Nicola Davies), was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal; his fourth, A Walk in Paris, won the IBW children's book award; and his fifth, Our Very Own Dog, won an SLA Award. Salvatore teaches on the MA Children's Book Illustration course at Cambridge School of Art and at Southampton Solent University. He lives in London, E15.

ISBN: 9781406382945
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2019
Dimensions: 245 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 07/08/19 at 01:15:57
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