Who could resist Ginger, the title character or the book? Ginger is a contented cat. She has a nice home, a thoughtful little girl who takes care of her and the small kitten who lives with them.
Both felines especially look forward to breakfast, but one morning they were surprised to see someone watching them through the window. "I wonder who that is, said the little girl, but nobody knew."
Now this wasn't just an ordinary cat looking through the window, but a very audacious one. It wasn't long before the unknown visitor was found in the kitchen licking out Ginger and the kitten's bowls. As if that weren't intrusion enough he even found a comfortable spot for himself on the bed.
The little girl decided the solution was to tie a note around his neck reading "Do I belong to anyone?" That turned out to be a very good idea as the note was answered.
Young readers will be surprised to discover the identity of the visitor and just how clever he can be.
Charlotte Voake has written and illustrated two other books about Ginger and the kitten - all are recommended.
- Gail Cooke