Good puss or bad cat?Jekyll or Hyde?One and the same?Who decides?Puss Jekyll is the soft cuddly cat of the house grooming her fur, but at night she becomes Cat Hyde, hunting mice, all fang and claw. Page by page this delightful book explores the two very distinct personalities of the enchanting pet. Sleeping in a cosy spot or prowling in the moonlight, lapping milk from a bowl or stalking a defenceless trembling vole, playing with a ball of wool or savaging her prey, graceful and aristocratic or ruthless street fighter, can this really be the same creature?The beautifully evocative rhythmic and rhyming text is accompanied by luminous coloured-pencil and watercolour drawings that make the reader want to reach out and feel the fur. This treat for cat-lovers of all ages is from the highly acclaimed author of bestselling picture books such as Tell Me Something Before You Go to Sleep, and the illustrator of such classics as Martin Waddell's The Pig in the Pond and the Boston Globe Horn Book Award winning In the Rain with Baby Duck.
About the Author
Joyce Dunbar was born and brought up in Lincolnshire. She taught English for 20 years before becoming a full-time writer. Her books for children include This is the Star, which in 1996 became a world-wide best-seller, and Mundo and the Weatherchild, which was runner-up for the 1985 Guardian Children's Fiction Award. The popular Mouse and Mole series has been animated for television with the voices of Alan Bennett and Richard Briers. She lives in Norwich.Jill Barton has always loved drawing and children's books, but didn't pursue this passion as a career for many years. At the age of 44, having married and brought up three children, Jill enrolled on a degree in illustration. She graduated in 1988 and hasn't looked back since. Jill has illustrated many bestselling books for children and received numerous awards for her work. She now has five grandchildren, and lives and works in Devon, England.
5 star review - ‘Barton, on generous double-spreads, splendidly captures the dual aspects of this cat… matched by Dunbar's descriptive word sequences, making this a lovely book for a child to look at alone, or even better, to share with a complicit cat-admiring adult.'
'This is one of those books that you feel will become an immediate classic. It is both simple and sophisticated. Smaller children will love the illustrations and older ones will enjoy the comparison between the two sides of the personality. A really lovely book.'