The Taming of the Cat

Helen Cooper

From twice-Kate Greenaway winner, Helen Cooper, comes an exquisite story within a story…

A cheese-filled fairy-tale where Brie the mouse defies the odds and builds a friendship with a cat through his love of stories. It soon becomes clear that Brie is not like the other mice and the cat is not quite sure what to do!

The story is an epic tale which saves Brie from being eaten by the hungry Gorgonzola, the cheese shop cat! The tale, which is told over several days, is inspired by the beautiful cheese labels Brie finds. It is an adventure which includes a runaway princess, a panther-sized cat, a dragon, a quest to find a magical plant, epic magical feasts and then a happily ever after.

The Taming of the Cat is a tale of being true to yourself, friendship and not being afraid to stand out from the crowd. Accompanied by the most beautiful illustrations plus a handy cheese glossary at the back this book is perfect for sharing. Be warned, you won’t want to put it down unless you are looking for cheese!

Published by Faber Children’s Books

Reviewed by Tash Hyde