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Margaret Sturton breathes new life into a classic story – how do you get everyone to share the jobs that need to be done?
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month August 2021
Cat decides that the garden needs work to make it magnificent. It needs planning and digging and planting and weeding and, finally, picking. Puss doesn’t want to do any of the jobs. She just wants to play! Cat sets about the tasks eagerly and repeatedly asks Puss to join in. Her reply is always the same: she just wants to play. But in the illustrations, young readers will see that she gradually takes more and more notice. She can see that work is fun and that the results of the it are very satisfying particularly when it comes to a delicious meal made from everything that has been grown! Luckily, Cat is very forgiving and soon Cat and Puss are sharing the washing up – and playing.
Julia Eccleshare's Picks for August 2021
Ten Delicious Teachers by Ross Montgomery and Sarah Warburton
Two Can Play by Margaret Sturton
Tilda Tries Again by Tom Percival
I Am An Artist by Kertu Sillaste
The Upper World by Femi Fadugba
Sing Like a Whale Learn how to make a noise like the animals do! by Moira Butterfield
Cat likes to work in the garden digging, planting seeds and growing vegetables. Puss doesn't appear to see the point in gardening, she likes to be in the house sitting around drinking tea. But Puss really likes to eat delicious food, so when Cat makes a feast with her harvest, Puss wants to share...
A wry tale of hard work and reward from rising star Margaret Sturton.
Margaret's debut picture book A Fox Called Herbert has been longlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize 2021 and the Jhalak Prize 2021.
A cheeky little lesson in a fine feline fable - Kirkus
|Publication date:||5th August 2021|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Julia Eccleshare's Picks|
Margaret Sturton is a Hampshire-based author and illustrator who studied a BA and MA in Fine Art Sculpture, and subsequently gained an MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. Margaret's mixed ethnic heritage inspires her exploration of identity and belonging, and A Fox Called Herbert came to her on a train journey as the words 'I am a fox' sprung into her mind.More About Margaret Sturton
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