Friday 16 March 2018


A lyrical new text from the bestselling author of the How To Train Your Dragon series, Cressida Cowell, with striking illustrations from a talented, debut artist, Mark Nicholas.

Tantrum O'Furrily's kittens are hungry and doubt that a story can ease a stray cat's rumbling stomach. However, they soon learn that stories are powerful, and that if you're courageous you might find a saucer of milk at the end of that story.

I don't read many picture books, but every now and then one captures my attention. And Hachette Australia was kind enough to send me a copy of this one. :)

On a windy night while Tantrum O'Furrily is out and about with her three kittens, they ask her to tell them a story. So she tells them the tale of a kitty called Smallpaw, and what happens when kittens are too curious and so adventurous they eventually stumble into danger...

OMG. This is so cute! It's such a pretty hardback book with beautiful landscapes, colourful animals and a fun tale that works on several levels. I love cats so I find any story featuring smart and brave kitties interesting.

It's certainly not a long book--I read it in one very quick sitting--but perfect to entice young (and old) kids.

The Story of Tantrum O'Furrily is a simple, yet deep and meaningful contemporary fable. And with such gorgeous illustrations made by Mark Nicholas, the words and pictures perfectly complement each other. They also echo the safe and cozy side, as well as the dangerous quality, of the story.


The Story of Tantrum O'Furrily, April 2018, ISBN 9781444933802, Hodder Children's Books

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