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Thursday, 26 January 2012

The Diabolical Mr Tiddles by Tom McLaughlin

The Diabolical Mr Tiddles

Meet Mr Tiddles - he's not your everyday cat. He's a cat with attitude! When Harry gets a cat of his own, he does everything to make Mr Tiddles happy. Mr Tiddles wants to make Harry happy too. He brings him little presents ...the odd expired mouse or two, but when Harry wakes up to find a train set, priceless works of art, dinosaurs, robots and a horse named Alan in his bedroom, he realizes things are completely out of control!

Harry always wanted a cat and was surprised and very pleased, when on his birthday his wish came true - Mr Tiddles was his birthday present. Harry made sure that Mr Tiddles had everything he wanted and showered him with love and each night stroked his tummy until Mr Tiddles was asleep. 
Mr Tiddles reciprocated this love and began to get Harry lots of presents: they started off 'normal' with a fresh mouse but then grew to guitars, dinosaurs and even a real horse! Harry followed Mr Tiddles one night to find out where the presents were coming from and was amazed when their destination was Buckingham Palace where Mr Tiddles was after The Queen's crown!

This is a fun and clever book for children to understand that stealing is wrong. The story is lovely and quite funny. The illustrations are fantastic - they are simple but have some much in them, especially the map of Mr Tiddles nighttime travels. They bring the story to life and they kept the children's attention throughout the story.

The book is percfect to share at story time or bedtime but is also easy enough for early reader to read themselves. 

I would receommend this as a lovely gift for young children - you don't need to be a cat owner/lover to enjoy this story.

Thank you to Michael from The School Run and Simon and Schuster Children for sending me the book to review.

1 comment:

  1. This book look so cute. I'll get it for my 5 year old. Thanks for your review! :)