If someone asked you for a book recommendation, what is the FIRST book you’d think to recommend (without extra thought)?
Little Bo: The Story of Bonnie Boadicea ~ by Julie Andrews Edwards, illustrated by Henry Cole, 1999, children's, 10/10What I liked
After being separated from her brothers and sisters, a very small cat named Bo falls in with a sailor and becomes a ship's cat, having various adventures at sea.
I was taken by both the writing and the illustrations, making this a "purrfect" book for me. The hateful people who got rid of Bo and her siblings are just mean enough, without being too scary for a child. The kitten has several close encounters in the first half of the book, ratcheting up the suspense. Will she starve to death? Will she find someone to feed her and love her?
How I rate it
Julie Andrews (yes, the singer-actor of "The Sound of Music" and "Mary Poppins" fame) Edwards wrote a gripping story that made me keep turning the pages, all 96 pages of it. Although I ran across this book online a year and a half ago (see my blog post), my library didn't have a copy. When I saw it on sale yesterday, I bought it. Because I couldn't put it down, I rate it 10 of 10, my highest rating.