Thursday 19 July 2012

Come Down, Cat! by Sonya Hartnett

Sonya Harnett would have to be the darling of the CBCA; there are not many times in recent years when one of her books has not been on the shortlist.

2012 is no exception!

This year she has a beautifully designed picture book on offer. The illustrations have been done by Lucia Masciullo. They have a lovely Mediterranean feel about them with lots of muted blues and ochres.

I love Hartnett's choice of language in this book right down to her decision to use "marl" for the cat's speaking voice.

The cat is so cat-like in it's behaviour that I found myself missing all the cats that have been in my life over the years, especially our childhood cat who regularly got himself stuck on the roof!



  1. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this one. I'm always a sucker for cat picture books, and Sonya Hartnett is fabulous. I've just started Children of the King this week.

    1. Ohhh, Children of the King is on my to-read-list too. I'll look foward to your post on it.


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