I was really pleased to receive this book for review after seeing it reviewed by the lovely Playing by the Book who loved it.
Published by Blue Apple, an American publisher ‘Red Cat, Blue Cat’ tells the tale of two cats who couldn’t be more different but who both want each others talents and end up fighting because of it….jealousy ensues!
Red cat is fast, Blue cat is clever. They live in the same house; blue cat upstairs and red cat upstairs. Try as they might, all they seem to do is fight because secretly they want to be like each other. They try everything… Blue cat puts on red clothes to be just like red cat. And red cat covers himself in sticky blue paint to look just like red.
Through all these hilarious adventures they come to realise that the person they really want to be like the most…is themselves and actually they really rather like one another. This is a charming story about friendship and identity with a funny twist at the end. The book will teach young children to accept themselves and realise their own unique characteristics and talents and they shouldn’t change themselves for anyone.
The simple illustrations really complement the story I feel and the expressions on the cats faces are hilarious at times.
I now wonder if this is what my two cats used to get up to when we were all our during the day…
RED CAT BLUE CAT by Jenni Desmond
Blue Apple, £11.99, September 2012