It is one of the loveliest books I have ever read. It is the struggling story of a seagull whose mother died because of petrol a few moments after she gave birth to her. But this tiny seagull is very lucky, as she meets the cat Zorba and his cat friends. They all decide their mission is to look after her and, most important, to teach her how to fly.
This book is a strong stance against pollution, as it displays all the evil that can come from a bad use of petrol and technology. But at the same time it tells us how important it is to take care of each other, no matter how different we are. What could be more different than a cat and a bird? In fact, the first thing Zorba would do is to eat the small bird, but he had promised to the dying mother that he wouldn't have: so he starts thinking as a bird, taking care of the little seagull just as a mother would do, until she finally learns to fly and leaves away.
It is a delightful novel with a great message for everybody, written in such a way that, if you start reading it, you can never stop! I suffered with the mother seagull covered with petrol, laughed at the surprise of the disclosure of her egg and loved joining Zorba's crew. I felt at the same time a bit bird, a bit cat, and I am sure you all will, too!