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Mog the Forgetful Cat [Paperback]

Judith Kerr
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
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Book Description

7 Feb 2005 Mog

New cover, new format reissue of this story about everyone’s favourite family cat, Mog.

‘Bother that cat!’
Mog always seems to be in trouble. She forgets that she has a cat flap and she forgets that she has already eaten her supper. But, one night, Mog’s forgetfulness comes in very handy…


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Product details

  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks; New edition edition (7 Feb 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000717134X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007171347
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 21.6 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 896 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Judith Kerr was born in Berlin, the daughter of a distinguished German writer. She left Germany with her family in 1933 to escape from the Nazis and they arrived in England in 1936, having spent the intervening years in Switzerland and France. She is best known for her children's books, both self-illustrated picture titles such as the 17-strong Mog series and The Tiger Who Came To Tea, and novels such as When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit and The Other Way Round, which tells the story of the rise of the Nazis in 1930s Germany from a child's perspective.

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Review

Praise for Mog the Forgetful Cat:
‘Grandparents are likely to get as much fun out of seeing it again as the new generation of fans just learning to read!’ Choice Magazine‘

Praise for Goodbye Mog:
‘Kerr’s warmth, humour and honesty make this an engaging introduction to a difficult topic’ Financial Times

‘Believable, amusing and moving’ Nursery World

‘A supremely sensitive story’ The Times

‘The best, most consoling book for children on the subject of bereavement…a joy to read’ The Independent on Sunday

From the Back Cover

"BOTHER THAT CAT!"

Mog always seems to be in trouble. She forgets that she has a cat flap and she has already eaten her supper. But, one night, Mog's forgetfulness comes in very handy.

CONTENTS

One 40 page full colour paperback picture book. One story tape with a read-along version on the other side, and a full production with music and sound effects on the other. Additional material created for the tape by Judith Kerr. Age 3+

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By CA
Format:Paperback
I loved this book when I was small and my three children have enjoyed it just as much. This and all the other Mog stories are firm favourites in our house and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a present for a child. Little ones will enjoy having it read aloud, and bigger ones will be proud to be able to read it themselves. The story is simply and clearly told as well as being very funny and well illustrated. I love Judith Kerr's observation of British life; the way the burglar joins Mr and Mrs Thomas for a cup of tea while the policeman takes notes is very amusing.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perennial favourite with good reason 9 Mar 2005
By ELH Browning VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
I loved this story as a child and I'm delighted now to see my children enjoying it with exactly the same illustrations. Both children think it is highly amusing when Mog forgets the most simple things and each time Mog does something that's a nuisance (like squashing the flowers in the window-box, or sitting on a hat) they like to shout out 'Bother that cat' with Mr and Mrs Thomas. Basically, in this story Mog foils a burglar through her forgetfulness and gets a medal. My three-year old son is big on cops and robbers and loves the pictures showing the archetypal storybook burglar - stripy jumper, flat cap, torch and a big bag for swag - and is delighted when the police show up. I'm more amused by the burglar sharing a cup of tea with the Thomas family post-arrest. A classic.
& if you enjoy Mog the Forgetful Cat, you might like to try the longer picture book Oakley: The Church Mouse for the same 1970s charm.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!!!! 4 Jun 2007
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
My little boy just loves this book. He loves it when we say 'Bother that cat' in a loud voice just like Mr and Mrs Thomas. A great story for our little boy. I've just bought him a whole load of other Mog books as he loves this one so much.
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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
I own a cat who is a circle. She has round eyes, very un-cat like. She is kind and very dim. Had I read the book 'Mog the Forgetful Cat' , before she was mine I would have named her Mog.She is now 14 years old. I discovered the 'Mog' books when she was one. I read them to her, and several children. As a teacher of English I can honestly say that these books are universal. Their value when you look in the eyes of a child listening to these stories is inestimable! I have introduced them to many children and adults over decades and they never fail to produce a magical response.I am very proud to have a cat who lives with me and is 'Mog' in all but name.(her name is Pearl)It's never too late to discover the magic of 'Mog' and I urge you all to do it now. Life is poorer without her.Had I had this cat sooner I would have written these books. Sadly she and I came 30 years too late.
Be aware of wonder - read 'Mog The Forgetful Cat' and all the other titles in this series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very sweet story 8 Mar 2014
By sixela
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a lovely sweet story for children or grandchildren, the illustrations are really lovely, I bought it to read to my grandchildren on my tablet however I found as my tablet is a small one is it a little difficult to read but probably great on larger Ipad type tablets.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars loveable Mog 22 Jun 2011
By bekin
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
All the Mog stories are great. The words are at just
the right level. Judith Kerr's pictures are simple and appealing and children can relate to the homely situations. In this book poor old Mog is made again and again to feel she is a nuisance, but it all comes right in the end.
Some people call the Mog tales old-fashioned. Well,they have gentleness and warmth of feeling. They are some of the best of what was produced forty years ago. The appeal is still there because Judith Kerr's stories are classics, beautifully written and drawn. I'm confident that children in another forty years will still be enjoying reading about Mog.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We love Mog - at any age! 12 Mar 2011
Format:Paperback
Along with many other people, I remember the Mog stories from my childhood. However, since having my own children, I 've learnt to appreciate classic picture books so much more.
Our daughter has fallen in love with Mog - and I think I have too! She's a little over 2 and one of her first words has been 'Mog'. She loves animals but we'll never get a cat as my husband's allergic to them. And so Mog has been adopted into our family.
There are perhaps a few too many words in this story for a 2 year old, but if she's patient, we can read through it in full. We often 'read' the pictures too. We join in with the refrain of 'Bother that cat!' and feel proud along with Mog when she receives her medal - and egg - for bravery at the end.
The family and settings start to become as familiar as our own. And Mog is becoming a well loved member of our (fictionalised) family.
All the other Mog books we've read are wonderful too; there are 17 in all.
I'd also recommend the board books (Mog's Family of Cats, Mog in the Garden, etc) for younger fans. They're much shorter but just as good.

PS If you love Mog, you might - like us - love to read Shirley Hughes' books; another 1970s-80s classic author who evokes a real sense of busy, noisy, family life with engaging, endearing characters.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mog is a hit! 8 Mar 2009
Format:Paperback
My 3 year old grandson loves this book. the text is simple enough for him to follow and he loves the clear illustrations. He likes the repetitive nature of some phrases and will always choose a Mog book before more modern stories. He does not seem to register that the illustrations are a little out of date, perhaps this is the meaning of the term 'timeless'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless classic
This is timeless. As a child I loved this story. And now I have purchased the book for my 3 sons and they love it too!
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Bought this for my six year old niece. Lovely book , great pictures and story. Got it for her birthday next Friday so hope she likes it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Child's Present
Bought this and Mog's Christmas as a Christmas present for my God-daughter which she loved.

Item arrived quickly and in perfect condition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mog as a present
This was bought for my 6 year old Granddaughter as a present and she thought it was a really good book.
Published 3 months ago by D. A. Makin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Delivery was fast and my daughter loves this book as did I when I was young. She's nearly 3 and we read it every night before bed. Bother that cat! hehe
Published 3 months ago by Glasgow_Girl
5.0 out of 5 stars We loved this book
My daughter's best bit was when Mog licked the little girls hair. We enjoyed this book very much and loved the cat pictures.
Published 3 months ago by happy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase
Received product within time and in very good condition! Happy costumer and the person who received this book as a present was very pleased indeed.
Published 3 months ago by Irma
4.0 out of 5 stars Well this is a classic, what more to say?
This is a classic children's story. You can tell it was written some years ago by the language and situations described, but my kid loves it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ioca
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely story
Bought this for my daughter who is twenty-months old. It's a lovely story and beautifully illustrated. Hasn't disappointed and it's one that I reckon we will read again and again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mog the Forgetful Cat
I bought this book for my 4 year old granddaughter, she loved it. The story is imaginative and the illustrations go with
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