Poppy Cat written by Sara Acton
Published by Scholastic
Poppy Cat, is a copycat. She follows her sweet little owner everywhere and tries to do things that her owner does, no matter how much mayhem she causes. Whether it be pulling on a shirt, or tying a shoe, or just trying things out for herself, Poppy Cat makes everything full of mischief. She takes pleasure in the simple things like hiding, creeping and pouncing. Sometimes Poppy also needs her space, but at the end of the day, she can be found contentedly curled up with her loving owner on the sofa.
This is such a lovely book. Sara Acton has captured Poppy’s essence so beautifully with her whimsical sketch and water colour illustrations. We follow Poppy on her playful adventure, learning she is an individual, who has her own wants, interests and needs. Even when she is copying her owner, she does it her way, and we can see so much of Poppy’s unique personality in every scene. I believe this is a great book to teach children that each and every one of us is an individual in our own right, and we can all take a lesson out of Poppy’s playbook. Taking pleasure in the simple things and finding ways to enjoy the world every day that we are in it.
I believe this will appeal to children as young as 3 and up to age 6.
We are fast becoming fans of Sara Acton’s illustration style, as this is the second book that we have enjoyed illustrated by her.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Sara Acton
Title: Poppy Cat
Published: June 2014