Meet the utterly irresistible Miss Petitfour (a name of unknown origin but possibly descended from bakers of tiny delicious cakes). She loves baking and making and dancing with her cats, but most of all she loves to fly. All she has to do is pick up a favourite tablecloth (preferably the one with the paisley print), catch the breeze and she swooshes off on an adventure – with her many cats (Minky, Misty, Taffy, Purrsia, Pirate, Mustard, Moutarde, Hemdala, Earring, Grigorovich, Clasby, Captain Captain, Captain Catkin, Captain Clothespin, Your Shyness and Sizzles) dangling paw-to-tail behind her.
In five utterly captivating stories of gentle adventure, delicious edibles (with cheese for the cats), occasional peril and heart-zinging warmth, poet and novelist Anne Michaels (author of bestselling, award-winning Fugitive Pieces) makes a charming, purrfect debut as a children’s author.
How did I get the book? Christmas Present
Review: There are sixteen cats, one of them is called Minky and loves cheese – so you know I adore this book already. There is also Misty, Taffy, Purrsia, Pirate, Mustard, Moutarde, Hemdala, Earring, Your Shyness, Grigorovich, Clasby, There 3 Captains: Captain Captain, Captain Catkin, Captain Clothespin and Sizzles. They dance, are into crafts and go flying with Miss Petitfour when she appropriate the tablecloth according the weather.
Are you in love with this book yet? Because you really should be…
Anne Michael narration is magical, it’s very engaging and I loved how she would explain words or plot devices. Add Emma Black’s wonderful illustrations, so full of colour and ideal for this book, well I really can’t find anything not to love.
You can read Miss Petitfour in one sitting or join her and the sixteen cats for each of their adventures separately, either will be thoroughly enjoyable.