This is a charming early chapter book that Margaret in particular has been championing. The small gold-jacketed hardback makes a lovely gift. Nick Sharratt is much-loved here for 'You Choose', 'The Shark in the Park' and other picturebooks, so it's nice to see his first foray into chapter books.
Nick Sharratt's fabulously funny debut novel, The Cat and the King, tells the story of a gentle, unworldly King and his very clever cat, and is illustrated throughout in two colours with Nick's irresistible wit and humour. The cat and the King must find a new home after their castle burns down in an Unfortunate Incident with a dragon. They choose Number 37 Castle Close, and the cat introduces the King to all sorts of new experiences, from washing-up to shopping. Then danger looms when the pesky, fire-breathing dragon makes its return.