It’s National Cat Day and soon to be Halloween, so a good time to celebrate this lovely picture book. Cat Learns to Listen at Moonlight School by Simon Puttock, illustrated by Ali Pye, brings to life the magic of night time as well as the perils of being a little too inquisitive. A friendly witch, a beautiful moonlit sky, a cat full of curiosity and some furry friends create an enchanting night time adventure published by Nosy Crow.
Cat Learns to Listen at Moonlight School by Simon Puttock, illustrated by Ali Pye
Have you met Miss Moon? Tonight the class are going on a nature walk. Bat, Owl and Mouse listen carefully as Miss Moon tells them they must take care NOT to wander off. But Cat has spotted something interesting….
This is a very sweet tale featuring a curious little cat and her classmates, all of whom are eager to learn about nature. They spot lots of lovely things in the night sky and all around during their nature walk. Readers will love spotting what each character finds and joining in by seeing what else they can find. But Cat is just a little too curious and inattentive and ends up lost in the woods on her own!
Thankfully it’s not long before she is reunited with Miss Moon and her friends, once they’ve discovered a trail of clues to her whereabouts. The story is complemented with lovely muted illustrations; the forest illuminated by the moonlit night and the wonder of nature brought to life on each page. With a gentle narrative and some very sweet characters, Cat Learns to Listen is a charming story with an important message about listening at its heart.
You can read more about Miss Moon, Cat and her friends at Moonlight school in Simon Puttock’s other stories:
With thanks to Nosy Crow for sending me this book to review.