Charlotte Voake Ginger

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Ginger

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An award-winning picture book classic about Ginger, a contented cat who has to deal with a new arrival. Ginger is a very calm and contented cat. He lives with a little girl who takes perfect care of him. But one day she brings home a naughty little black kitten and Ginger's blissful world is turned upside down!

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Ginger has a problem. Having lived the luxurious life of a pampered cat, complete with hand-prepared special meals and his own basket, he's suddenly confronted with a kitten in the house. Ginger watches with utter feline disapproval as the kitten leaps out from behind doors, eats his food, and, in a show of phenomenal gall, climbs into Ginger's beautiful basket. Because the little girl who pampers him makes no signs of taking the frenetic little fur ball away, Ginger has no choice but to leave home. The girl retrieves an angry, cold Ginger from under a bush and sadly concludes that the two cats will never be companions. A delightful surprise ending lets us know that there is hope for these two becoming furry friends after all.

Charlotte Voake tells Ginger's story with the pen, paints, and perspective of a keen cat observer. Both the frantic hijinks of the kitten and the dignified disgust of Ginger are perfectly reflected in Voake's enchanting, comical illustrations. Kids will enjoy hearing the simple, lovely story and taking in the captivating, humorous expressions and body language of the cats. Not only is Ginger the cat's meow (one of the best cat books ever!), it also makes the perfect gift for an older sibling having trouble with the arrival of a new "kitten" in the playroom. (Ages 3 to 7)

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Charlotte Voake is one of the most acclaimed contemporary children's book illustrators and has been shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler Award four times. She is the author-illustrator of Pizza Kittens (9780744598100), winner of the 2002 Smarties Book Prize Silver Award, and Hello Twins (9781406305234). She also illustrated the children's classic, Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep (9781406314052) by Eleanor Farjeon. She lives in Woking, Surrey.

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