|The Diary of a Killer Cat|
The Diary of a Killer Cat is a comedy book for younger children, written by Anne Fine. It was published in 1994. The book is a fictional diary from the point of view of a pet cat, named Tuffy. The book was a success, spawning four sequels, The Return of the Killer Cat, The Killer Cat Strikes Back, The Killer Cat's Birthday Bash and The Killer Cat's Christmas.
"Okay, okay. So hang me. I killed the bird. For pity's sake, I'm a cat. It's practically my job to go creeping round the garden after sweet little eensy-weensy birdy-pies that can hardly fly from one hedge to another. So what am I supposed to do when one of the poor feathery little flutterballs just about throws itself into my mouth? I mean, it practically landed on my paws. It could have hurt me."
Poor Ellie is horrified when her pet cat, Tuffy, drags a dead bird into the house. But Tuffy can't understand what the fuss is about. Who will be the next victim of Tuffy, the killer cat?
Absolutely hilarious, perfect as a family read-aloud. The characters are expertly drawn, and Tuffy's protestations about how it wasn't his fault are just brilliant. Highly recommended.
This book is brilliantly written and had me laughing throughout. Anne Fine manages to give Tuffy a brilliantly cheeky personality, which children and adults alike will fall in love with. It is the first story in a series of four, all of which are as good as this debut. Highly recommended for children, parents and teachers.
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- Reading Age: 7+
- Reading Aloud Age: 6+
Clean, although Tuffy's actions are not always right.
If you like this you might like
- The sequels to the book, The Return of the Killer Cat, The Killer Cat Strikes Back, The Killer Cat's Birthday Bash and The Killer Cat's Christmas.
- Other books written by Anne Fine.
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