Lights, Camera, Cats!
Here’s a children’s chapter book from the dark ages of 1978. That’s forty years, people! No matter how cute the story, few books actually last the test of time. If anyone wants to make the case that this is some sort of children’s classic, I’m listening, but I’m not sure it is.
It’s a cute enough idea: Elizabeth sets up auditions for her five cats for a cat food commercial. Of course, her father works for a rival cat food company, so she has to do it behind his back. How a twelve year old kid takes five cats to New York City by herself is beyond me. Maybe “Sexy Norman” (who’s almost in high school! Swoon!!) will help her out.
Cat loving middle schoolers might still like it, but I’ll bet they are just as happy with the Warriors series by Erin Hunter and won’t even miss this one.