Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat by Sue Hendra

Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat

Written by Sue Hendra
Illustrated by

Baby and Toddler   Summer Reading/Activity    3+ readers   
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A new board book edition of this best-selling picture book. Sue Hendra tells how Keith the cat creates some magic of his own in this entertaining story about Keith who is suddenly able to do some clever tricks after an ice cream cone falls on his head. But can he really do magic? Keith and his friends are an endearing crowd and the joke at the end is a good one.


Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat by Sue Hendra

Keith is not your average cat. Keith is a cat with magical powers - or at least a magic hat. But when one day, Keith loses his magic hat he discovers that magic is still possible. A new board book edition of this fabulous feel-good story with another endearingly crazy character from Sue Hendra.


Praise for Sue Hendra’s wacky picture books:

“This is rather fishy fun.” - Families Magazine

“Superbly illustrated.” - Books for Keeps

“Zany text and brilliantly coloured illustrations...hilarious.” - Parents in Touch

“Lovely glittery illustrations and simple text make this a must for pre-schoolers.’’ - The Daily Mail

“A fantastically bold and fun picture book’’ - Junior News and Mail

About the Author

Sue Hendra

Sue Hendra says:

"I graduated from the University of Brighton in 1994 and have been working as an illustrator of children's books since then. I've worked on over 70 titles now and I really enjoy it. I used to illustrate completely by hand but now I work on computer as well as painting. In addition to making books I run weekly art clubs for 8- 12 year olds at two of my local museums. I started this a couple of years ago and discovered that I really love working with children. I still live in Brighton and work in a shared studio with seven other artists."

Sue Hendra has made a name for herself creating picture books starring the most endearingly wacky array of characters.

Barry the Fish with Fingers made a big splash when first published in 2009, and has since sold over 100,000 copies. Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell was the bestselling new picture book for the first quarter of 2011, and Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat burst onto the scenes in summer 2012.

Sue Hendra’s Simon & Schuster titles have reached almost 300,000 copies in the UK alone.

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Book Info


32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

5th July 2012




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