Picture Kelpies: My Cat Mac by Margaret Forrester

Picture Kelpies: My Cat Mac

Written by Margaret Forrester
Illustrated by Sandra Klaassen
Part of the Picture Kelpies Series

3+ readers   
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This is a lovely story about friendship and the importance of having respect for all animals and to realise that you can’t always do to them what you’d like to do because you might hurt their feelings. The story is based on the author’s own family cat called Mac.


Picture Kelpies: My Cat Mac by Margaret Forrester

When a new family move into Mac the cat's Edinburgh town house, he decides to let them stay. He has always wanted a special friend and the little girl Catriona seems very nice. But when Catriona decides to dress Mac up in doll's clothes and pushes him around in her pram, he is not impressed. Mac leaves home to teach Catriona a lesson. Catriona misses Mac, but will he miss her? And will Catriona learn to give Mac the respect he needs? A charming and funny story about learning to respect animals and about the importance of friendship.


'I saw it in a bookshop in Edinburgh and the book was so charming I bought it right away. And to my delight the story was just as delightful. I loved how a gentle lesson was taught about treating a pet with respect and not as a toy or plaything. What a relief to read such a beautiful story with such wisdom, told in such a simple way.'

'This is a sweet book about friendship and respecting animals. With simple language and evocative drawings, it's a charming little tale.' --Tina Hene, Families Magazine 'Catriona learns her lesson, and the heart warming ending is satisfying and endearing. A great story for teaching children to respect animals.'

About the Author

Margaret Forrester

Margaret Forrester was a Church of Scotland minister before becoming an author. She lives in Edinburgh. She is the author of The Cat Who Decided, a novel about Mac the cat for 6 to 9 year olds.
• Sandra Klaassen has illustrated over twenty children’s books, including illustrations for The Cat Who Decided. She is also the author and illustrator of Uan the Little Lamb.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Floris Books

Publication date

22nd April 2010




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