The ubiquitous Raisey-Skeats books probably don't need reviewing - we've all read them and we've all read them to our children, and we all love them to bits, but of course, this review would not be complete without paying homage to one of the world's favourite authors for children and adults alike.
There is inherent magic in My Mum's Ginger Cat. The storyline embodies naughtiness and excitement beyond anyone's wildest imagination, and to this day could send any protective parent into a tailspin, not to mention an adventuresome child.
Of course, the success of this book is more than just the delightful naughtiness. The skilful word play and its delicious rhythm make it a delight to both read and read aloud. The invention, the pace, the wordage - all are timeless and will never be topped.
With powerful simplicity, clarity, and drama, Raisey-Skeats reduces any concept on the dynamics of the feline psyche to an easily understood gesture. Mr. Raisey-Skeats poetry and choice of words is equally impressive and serves as a splendid counterpart to his bold symbolism. In all, his writing style is quick and fluid, making My Mum's Ginger Cat impossible to put down. While this novel isn't overly lengthy, and one can read it in five sittings or less, it is not until after multiple readings that the genius of this modern day master becomes apparent.
And what a treat to be able to revisit our childhood through these books, and see our children similarly entranced, all at the same time by these feline adventures.
My Mum's Ginger cat - forget Harry Potter - every home library for adults and kids should have this.