The King Cat by Marta Altes

The King Cat

Written by Marta Altes
Illustrated by Marta Altes

Baby and Toddler   3+ readers   
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This is the perfect book for anyone who shares their house with a cat (or indeed a new sibling). In lively, varied double page spreads Cat describes his life as undisputed king of the house until – terrible day – there’s a new arrival, one who doesn’t understand the rules of the house and, though perfectly friendly and even affectionate, upsets the natural order. It is a dog, in Cat’s opinion strange and disgusting. Except, when Dog goes out for a walk, King Cat realises things aren’t the same without his new house mate. Warm, funny and full of unexpected life lessons, King Cat rules OK! ~ Andrea Reece


The King Cat by Marta Altes

A brilliantly observed, fantastically funny story about friendship, compromise and adjusting to change. Perfect for families about to welcome a new baby - and cat and dog lovers alike. From the award-winning author-illustrator Marta Altes.

Meet a cat who is the king of his house, until something terrible happens! Someone else arrives and they are dribbly and disgusting. Will King Cat ever get used to having a dog around?


An engaging, skilfully illustrated picture book. School Librarian

A lovely story about friendship, negotiations and adjusting to change Playing by the Book

About the Author

Marta Altes

Marta Altés loves to tell stories and her love of illustration saw her study for a degree in Graphic Design in Barcelona. Marta moved to the UK to study for an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art (the best decision she ever made!) and graduated in 2011. Her debut book for Macmillan, My Grandpa, was published in July 2012 and the author was shortlisted for the Waterstone’s 2012 Children’s Book Prize.

Marta lives in London.

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32 pages


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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

14th January 2016




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