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Advance apologies

Holly and I thought that it was time to do some picture books for the site to even out the chapter books dominating the posts to date. So we looked at her bookcases (which I must get a picture of sometime soon) and she started pulling out picture books about cats. We are cat-crazy in this house, having three of our own, so we probably have more than our fair share of feline adventures to write about. Holly thought it would be good to pick the best of the selection and review them all at once, so over the next day or so I will be adding seven reviews on all things cat-related.

You will see that each book is quite different from the others and has its own message to tell and distinct character to explore. However, I do apologise if you don’t like cats or even if you like them but are happy with one review! We’ll broaden out again soon – promise!

Sam and Holly



Childtastic Books started out as a collaborative blog, written by me and my young daughter Holly. Now she's nearly a teen, she's off doing exciting and new things but I am still here, reading, writing and reviewing books for children and young adults of all ages. I miss her input but I hope she will pop in from time to time to do some guest posts! A little about me - I have just finished an MA in Children's Literature from the University of Roehampton (result pending, eeek) and am a part-time primary school librarian. The other part of my time is spent writing and editing, my own work and others, and I am waiting for my first non-fiction book to be published - a teacher resources pack for Handa's Surprise. I welcome comments and love to hear from visitors to this blog. Please note though that, because of time constraints, it is rare that I can read and review books from self-published authors. I receive so many requests and feel badly about not being able to keep up with them all. Thanks for visiting! Sam

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