Blackie, the Fisher-cat by Janet Pereira with illustrations by Gabriella Klepatski (Craig Potton Publishing, 2014)
This is a very beautiful picture book. Grandpop loves fishing and he tows his cute, yellow caravan to the beach. He is very surprised to find a black cat on the doorstep when he wakes up in the morning.
But this is no ordinary cat. This is an adventurous cat that doesn’t mind getting its feet wet and definitely doesn’t mind going fishing! You can guess what the cat gets to eat for dinner. The cat and Grandpop become best of mates. I love the ending of the story (shh! I am not giving it away!)
This is a book to hunt out in your local bookshop or library. I love the illustrations — especially the cat!
Let me know what you think of the story.
Here is a challenge Write a story about a cat as a poem! This is one of my favourite topics.
DEADLINE for your Story-Poem Challenge: Wednesday June 4th
Send to email@example.com. Include your name, year, age and name of school. You can include your teacher’s name and email. PLEASE say it’s for the Story-Poem challenge.
I will post my favourites from all the Story-Poem Challenges and have a book prize for some poets (Year 0 to Year 8).