Thursday, October 8, 2015

Join in on an Adventure with Miss Petitfour & Her 16 Cats

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. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                    


About the book: 
The Adventures of Miss Petitfour (Random House Canada / Tundra Books, November 3, 2015)

Miss Petitfour is an expert at baking and eating little cakes. She also has the most marvelous, everyday adventures. Her favorite mode of travel is by tablecloth, and on windy days she always takes her sixteen cats out for an airing.
Join Miss Petitfour and her feline companions as they embark on five magical outings, including a quest for “birthday cheddar” and a visit to the village’s annual Festooning Festival.
And if you prefer books in which nothing ever happens, books in which people (and cats) sit by the fire with buttery shortbread biscuits and steaming mugs of cocoa, books full of interesting facts that will never come in useful, and books with digressions and meanwhiles and long words and lists, then you will find plenty of that here too.
So fetch a tablecloth and turn to the first page of this book. “Sometimes, all you must do is reach out your hand for something wonderful to happen . . . ”

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About the author/illustrator: 

ANNE MICHAELS is the internationally award-winning author of Fugitive Pieces, which was made into a feature film, and The Winter Vault, as well as several volumes of poetry. Her work has appeared in translation in over forty countries around the world. The Adventures of Miss Petitfour is her first book for children.

EMMA BLOCK 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: websiteTwitterFacebook

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