Having all of James previous books on his life with Bob, I knew I had to add this one to my collection, regardless of it being a children's book. I'd buy it just for the beautiful illustrations alone. Gerald Kelley has done a marvellous job in capturing not only Bob's likeness but his character too in his drawings. So, unlike all the previous books, this one is told from Bob's perspective, how he originally had a loving home, but lost it through no fault of his own. Ending up on the streets and trying to fend for himself against the many feral cats out there, til one day he came across James by chance and the rest, as they say, is history.
It's a lovely book. Beautifully illustrated and a sweet story. It is a little short but, being aimed at younger children who have short attention spans, it's about the length you'd expect.Well worth buying and I'm sure it'll be popular with young and old alike.