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To be or not to be.....a cat that is....
on 31 January 2012
If you believe that dogs and cats do actually talk and have desires and personalities that extend above their cat basket or walk in the park, then this is the book for you!
Matt Haig tells the story of unhappy Barney Willow who learns the hard way that you should never wish to be anything other than yourself. Told with unique humour and just the right amount of sadness, you will be turning the pages quicker than you can say `cat's whiskers'!
The book centres around unconditional loyalty, courage in the face of impossible circumstances and the surprise that things are never as scary as you make them out to be, even bullies.
Barney Willow is one determined boy, but it is the other characters that are perhaps the true heroes of this tale. Rissa, Barney's best friend shows everyone that weird is wonderful and Guster, the King Charles Spaniel is the perfect combination of pomposity and allegiance- just like any spaniel!
A great book to encourage children to think about the things which truly matter and a thoroughly enjoyable read!