I (57) got this book as a present, because I also found a black kitten in the wilderness. I didn't know, because I'm German, that the author is a well-known vet. But mthis book is written in a style, you like to read to children. It isn't childish and they can learn a lot.( I was a kindergarten head teacher). The illustrations are loveable and they remind me always of my holiday in Yorkshire. Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I love the book!