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The Cat Mummy
by Jacqueline Wilson (more about Jacqueline Wilson) 1109/44 illustrated by Nick Sharratt
first published 2001
Humour for ages 8 to 10 published by Doubleday
Available from:  Amazon.co.uk
* £8.79, Usually dispatched within 2-3 days
Mrs Mad's humble opinion
8/10 You are working hard. Well done.
What's it about?
What do you do when your beloved old cat dies? If you have been studying Ancient Egypt at school you know exactly what to do!
What happens?
Verity's cat Mabel is very old and boring, but Verity loves her very much she is the only one Verity can talk to about her mum, who died when Verity was born. Sadly Mabel disappears and dad, Gran and Grandad are desperate to find her, Verity is too as she needs to talk to her. However when Verity finds Mabel dead in her wardrobe she feels she cannot tell the others as they have gone to such lengths looking for her. So Verity decides to make Mabel into a Cat Mummy, if only she didn't smell quite so much!
Is it easy to read?
Easily read a good choice for the reader with some independence.
Anything else?
I am a great lover of cats and found this a hugely entertaining read. There are so many mix -ups and people getting the wrong end of the stick it's brilliant. As with most of her books there are messages here for the reader about life and the way we go about it. I think it's also good to make, what can be a very painful time for children, a little bit humorous. The lose of a pet is part of life and children need to be able to talk about it and see that it's not the end of the world.
Other books by Jacqueline Wilson include Bad Girls, Best Friends, Buried Alive!, Cliffhanger, Connie and the Water Babies, Double Act, Dustbin Baby, Girls in Love, Girls Out Late, Girls Under Pressure, Glubbslyme, How to Survive Summer Camp, Lizzie Zipmouth, Lola Rose, Midnight, My Brother Bernadette, Secrets, Sleepovers, The Bed and Breakfast Star, The Dare Game, The Illustrated Mum, The Lottie Project, The Mum-Minder, The Story of Tracy Beaker, The Suitcase Kid, The Werepuppy, Twin Trouble, Vicky Angel.
Who says so?
This review by Mrs Mad.
The publisher reckons...
I have a pet. I love her lots, but she is very, very boring. Even so, Mabel, my tear tabby cat, is a good listener. Miss Smith, my new teacher, told us that in ancient Egypt, people worshipped cats. Mabel could definitely have been a cat goddess in those days.
And what do you think?
Verity's old tabby cat, Mabel, might not be quite as lively as she used to be, and yes, she smells a bit, and doesn't always make it to the litter tray on time, but she really really loves her. More importantly, Mabel once belonged to Verity's mum --not t
Charlotte Brown, ORCHARD JUNIOR
The Cat Mummy is about a cat and a girl. The girl thinks her pet is very boring. But she isn't at all. One day the girl shouts at Mable (the cat) then Mable runs away. Will they find Mable? If you want to find out read this book!!!!!!!! from charlotte
Kirsty, Howard junior
I love the book.Its abolt a girl whos cat is not very well and it dies.so she mummfies her cat!
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