Monday 11 March 2013


CAT-astrophe by Robert Favretto, illustrated by Kevin Burgemeestre (Morris Publishing)
PB RRP $13.99
ISBN 9780985914790
Reviewed by Anastasia Gonis

Rhys has detention for not showing interest in his Writing assignment. Bored out of his head and with not even a floating thought of what to write about, a ball comes through the widow, shattering both his thoughts and the glass. A brilliant idea enters his head, breaking his day-dream.

The story flows through him at great speed. It takes a peculiar, detailed form, and includes the class suck-up Alex, and Alex’s well-known, over-used story about the fish that got away, and a hilarious cat tale with a strange and questionable twist.

This book for younger readers is clever and entertaining due to the marvellous play on words that is used, and the terrific illustrations produced by the multi- talented Kevin Burgemeestre. It’s the kind of book kids love to read – full of nonsensical barbs, and smart-mouthed conversation. It comes highly recommended for reluctant readers.

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