I don’t remember when I first met Mog The Forgetful Cat. It’s as if I’ve always known her. I definitely read her to the older children, and I’m loving having the chance to introduce her all over again.
It’s a simple book with unfussy illustrations. But there’s a strong story to it – and some wonderful ideas. I particularly like the part where Mog is licking Debbie’s hair and she dreams of the tiger (he looks very familiar as well 😉 ) It’s very readable – the story hasn’t particularly dated, although the burglar and policeman don’t look quite as you’d expect these days. And maybe the haul would include a few more technical items. Judith Kerr is an author whose body of work is absolutely awesome, and Mog is a book that should be on every child’s bookshelf.