Monday, February 8, 2016

The Cat Who Came in Off the Roof

Annie M.G. Schmidt, The Cat Who Came in off the Roof. Pushkin Children's Books, 2014.

I have just finished reading The Cat Who Came In Off The Roof. It is about a man, Mr. Tibble, who works at a newspaper and only writes about cats. One day, the newspaper's editor-in-chief told him if he wrote another story about  cats he would be fired. He was walking home from work that same day when he spotted a lady in a tree who appears to be hiding from a dog. Mr. Tibble helps her down, and she tells him she used to be a cat. Mr. Tibble tells her of his problems. They talk late into the night and devise a plan. Taking advantage of how the woman can still understand cats, she will talk to the cats in town to get all the latest gossip. Then, Mr. Tibble will make the stories into  articles. By writing the stories he is able to keep his job at the newspaper. This plan works until he writes a story about a man in town whom everyone likes. This is as far as I can go without giving away the ending, so you'll need to read it yourself!
I liked the entire book especially the disagreeable tatters cat. The only problem with the book was the size. It was short, so it left you wanting more.  
If you like mysteries, animals, or fantasy (ish) stories you would definitely like this. She wrote lots of other books like A Pond Full Of Ink. I may read them, so stay tuned for more reviews!


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