Thursday, February 11, 2016

Book Review: The Cat Who Came In Off the Roof

THE CAT WHO CAME IN OFF THE ROOF by Annie Schmidt is a sweet middle-grade fantasy featuring a shy newspaper reporter and the mysterious cat lady he befriends.
When Tibble is told that he writes too many articles about cats, he sets out to find more news-worthy stories. When he rescues a woman from a tree, he soon learns that she’s actually a cat in human form and has a nose for news. Together, they make a great news team. However not everyone is happy when they uncover a story about a corrupt businessman.
Originally published in the 70s, this Dutch classic has been translated for a new generation of young readers.
Librarians will find an audience for this book among the many children who enjoy cat stories, light humor, fantasy, and a hint of mystery.
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Published by Delacorte, an imprint of Random House on January 19, 2016. ARC courtesy of the publisher.