Goodness sakes! What did I get myself into? A book with 16 cats?! In "The Adventures of Miss Petitfour" by Anne Michaels with illustrations by Emma Block, we have Miss Petitfour, a quirky baker who undoubtedly have adventures with her 16 cats on a daily basis. Then there's the 16 cats - Minky, Misty, Taffy, Purrsia, Pirate, Mustard, Moutarde, Hendela, Earring, Grigorovitch, Clasby, Captain Captain, Captain Catkin, Captain Clothespin, Your Shyness, and Sizzles. What a bunch!
"The Adventures of Miss Petitfour" consists of 5 stories and in all the stories are cute and I can see it appealing to young girls. The illustrations are adorable and with the cover, it reminded me of Mary Poppins and that's why I was interested at first. After reading it, even though it's not anything like Mary Poppins, it does have it's quirkiness and whimsical qualities. The stories are fun and the highlights are really the cats and their silliness while Miss Petitfour reminds me of a teach in the 60s. I also see additional possibilities for stories with the amount of cats there are and the mischief that they encounter, or I guess you can say adventures. *wink wink
NOTE: I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from the publisher, Random House Canada / Tundra Books through NetGalley for an honest review.
The Adventures of Miss Petitfour (Random House Canada / Tundra Books, November 3, 2015)
About the author/illustrator:
is the illustrator of Tea and Cake and several books for children. She has worked with clients including Anthropologie, Uniqlo and Hallmark. Emma likes thrift stores, tea and very sharp pencils. Visit her online at: website, Twitter, Facebook