Reader Reviewed Queen Sardine by Kate Willis-Crowly

Queen Sardine

Written by Kate Willis-Crowly
Part of the Queen Sardine Series

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The Lovereading4Kids comment

May 2014 Debut of the Month A brilliantly quirky and humourous story with illustrations throughout. What's more surprising than finding a cat in your bath...? Finding a talking cat in your bath, particularly when your mum won't let you have a pet! Queen Sardine is a feline with serious Cattitude, but she has a problem. Can 8-year old Ivy help her fight a fang-knashing, rip-snarling, grizzle-bristling, belly-burping, stink-stonking, slobbersome monster without her mum getting wind of her plan? Perfect reading for those moving on to reading full novels.

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

  • Toby Pickering, age 7 - 'I would recommend this book to friends and family as I found it exciting and funny.' Read full review >
  • Sabina Beinart-Smith, age 6 - 'I really like this book because it is funny, especially when baby Sprout goes over to fight the baby puppy though he is too small! And the pictures are funny as well.' Read full review >
  • Gabrielle Whelan, age 10 - 'I enjoyed this book very much! Queen Sardine is a very demanding, sweet, little cat but other than that she is lovely.' Read full review >
  • Ella Meredith, age 7 - 'I really enjoyed this book, and would give it 5 stars.' Read full review >
  • Holly Honeyman, age 8 - 'Fantastic book, I loved reading this laugh-out-loud story of feline fun.' Read full review >
  • Erica Motoc, age 7 - 'a very funny book.' Read full review >
  • Brodie Greenslade, age 8 - 'An exciting story of talking cats and a little girl. I seriously recommend this book to all children who like cats and funny stories.' Read full review >
  • Daniel Harrison, age 7 - 'It was really funny. I liked the cat called Sprout most...I would really like to read another book by the same author especially if it was about dogs this time.' Read full review >
  • Lucy Gallacher, age 7 - 'I thought this book was super duper.  I liked the part when Fabian made fun of Ivy when she was talking to the cats. It had lots of funny parts in it and made me laugh.' Read full review >
  • Natalie Hunter, age 12 - 'It was full of fun and surprises and is perfect for readers who like animal stories especially cats.' Read full review >
  • Edgar John Perez, age 6 - 'I  liked  the  part  when  Ivy  and  Queen  Sardine  talked  about   doing  number one  and  two  out  of  the  bathroom  window.' Read full review >
  • Jessica Cobbin, aged 7 - 'I wish I had a cat like Queen Sardine.  There are a lot of really cute pictures of cats in this book.'   Read full review >
  • Jemima Foyster, age 6 - 'Queen Sardine is about a cat who needs help from Ivy...I would recommend this book to people who like stories about cats.' Read full review >
  • Lucy Keaveny, age 8 - 'If you like books about animals especially cats this is a great book. Hopefully the first of many about Queen Sardine, the slightly stuck up cat!' Read full review >


Queen Sardine by Kate Willis-Crowly

Eight-year old Ivy isn’t allowed a pet, so she gets the shock of her life when a strange cat splash-lands in her bath. The shocks get bigger when Ivy discovers that the cat can talk and likes to be called Queen Sardine!

Queen Sardine tells Ivy that she needs help – there’s a monster living in her home and she’s scared to go back. Ivy loves cats, but helping Queen Sardine comes with its own problems. Not only does Ivy have to keep the cat a secret from her mum, she soon realises Queen Sardine is one demanding feline.

About the Author

Kate Willis-Crowly

Kate Willis-Crowley is a children’s book illustrator living on the Kent coast. She is a
graduate of the Royal College of Art in London and of the University of Reading.
Much of Kate’s inspiration comes from having worked with children, mixed with
her own memories of childhood; she now has her very own toddler to spark her

Queen Sardine is her debut children’s fiction book.

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Book Info


160 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Templar Publishing

Publication date

1st May 2014




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