The Cat With The Coloured Tail by Gillian Mears
Published by Walker Books
The Cat With The Coloured Tail is an intriguing story concept, attempting to weave a story of love and hope, the reader is introduced to Mr Hooper and his magical cat - The Cat With The Coloured Tail.
Mr Cooper, who owns an ice-cream truck selling moon-creams, travels the countryside not only selling his moon-pies to happy customers, but attempts to weed out sad customers with the help of his cat’s magical tail. The cat’s magic lies in knowing people’s inner secrets and with his ever changing coloured tail attempts to make them see joy again with the help of a special song and unique moon-cream.
The story has a darker tone, with the magical cat appearing to find a heart to black to fix - or is it? A beautiful story about seeing the best in life and to be always on the lookout for love. This short story was at times complex, and would be suited to the more advanced reader.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Gillian Mears
Illustrator: Dinalie Dabarera
Title: The Cat with the Coloured Tail
Publisher: Walker Books
Published: September 2015