Saturday 7 August 2021


Chatterpuss by Josh Pyke, illustrated by Daron Parton (Scholastic Australia) ISBN 9781760976491 HC RRP $17.99

Reviewed by Claire Stuckey

Chatterpuss is very noisy cat chattering all day to her quiet best friend Glenn a chicken. Despite their very different natures the friends play lots of games together although Chatterpuss does spend a great deal of time talking, often too loudly especially at the movies. Glenn is a patient and kind friend but one day it becomes too much and Chatterpuss is told to be quiet! However, very shortly after Graham the bully arrives and threatens Glenn. Chatterpuss saves the day by talking so much and so quickly that Graham is overwhelmed and departs. Chatterpuss and Glenn are still friends, but Glenn has found a great compromise!

With bright modern illustrations, this title with strong themes of friendship, difference, and bullying, will be popular with families. This author/ musician has already published several picture books so parents and children will be familiar with the rhyming text and humour of this latest title. Recommended for ages 4 years and older.

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