The Judith Kerr treasury

Mog the Cat

Judith Kerr

No. of pages 176

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Five classic stories from Judith Kerr, the creator of the iconic The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

Judith Kerr OBE is one of the most beloved creators of children's books in the world.

This delightful treasury brings together five of her bestselling stories in one very special collection, including classics such as The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Mog the Forgetful Cat
One Night in the Zoo
The Other Goose
When Willy Went to the Wedding


This book contains the following stories:

The Tiger who Came to Tea
The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don't expect to see at the door is a big furry, stripy tiger! The tiger is very hungry so he eats all the food in the cupboard and drinks all the water in the tap. Sophies mummy has nothing left to feed the family so they go to a local caf for tea and have sausages and chips and ice cream. The next day Sophie and her mummy go shopping to re-stock the cupboards and they also buy a very big tin of Tiger Food, just in case!

Mog the Forgetful Cat
Mog always seems to be in trouble. She forgets that she has a cat flap and she forgets that she has already eaten her supper. But, one night, Mogs forgetfulness comes in very handy. When a burglar creeps into the house Mogs loud miaow wakes the family and he is caught red handed. The family give Mog an egg and a medal as a reward and promise never to say bother that cat again

One Night in the Zoo
"One moonlit, magical night in the zoo, aAn elephant jumped in the air and flew. But nobody knew.". It's only once all the visitors have gone home that the real fun starts in the Zoo. Learn to count in a fun and wonderfully imaginative way as you follow all the animals through the night in this rhyming picture book, and find out what mischief they get into.

The other Goose
Katerina is lonely shes the only goose on her pond. Sometimes she sees another goose reflected in the side of Mr Buswell's shiny car and she waits for it to come out so she will no longer be the only goose. All her efforts to catch up with the other goose fail miserably, but one night just before Christmas she wakes to find it has snowed, the car is no longer shiny and the goose has gone. Katerina is convinced that the goose has come out and that the man with the goose sized bag has captured her other goose. She chases him into the crowd where he is discovered to have robbed the bank. As a reward the town give Katerina a goose friend to share her pond with.

When Willy Went to the Wedding
Once there was a boy called Willy who had lots of pets and a grown-up sister. When his sister decides to get married Willy wants to bring his pets to the wedding but the rest of the family think this is a bad idea. Despite Willys attempt to keep his beloved pets from the wedding they somehow manage to find a way in to the church and the even the reception afterwards, with disastrous results!

This book is in the following series:

Mog the Cat
The Mog series features Mog the cat was based on Judith Kerr's own family, with Mog the family tabby and The Thomas family named after the members of Kerr's household.

This book features the following character:

Mog is a cat who lives with the Thomas family. Mog is not very clever but she is lovely. Sometimes Mog saves the day - she foils a burglary and even saves a baby from an on coming car. But sometimes she is just a bit hopeless.... Despite this the family love her.

"Kerr is one of the best authors a child of 3+ could encounter."
The Times

Praise for `The Tiger Who Came to Tea':

`Near perfection of form is embellished by clear, expressive illustrations. The pace is exactly right, the resolution totally satisfying.' Dorothy Butler, Babies Need Books.

`A modern classic.' The Independent.

`This book has enduring charm and young children will delight in the preposterous notion of a tiger creating mayhem in the house.' Junior Magazine

Praise for `Mog the Forgetful Cat':

`Grandparents are likely to get as much fun out of seeing it again as the new generation of fans just learning to read!' Choice Magazine

Praise for `Goodbye Mog':

`Kerr's warmth, humour and honesty make this an engaging introduction to a difficult topic.' Financial Times

`Believable, amusing and moving.' Nursery World

`A supremely sensitive story.' The Times

Praise for `One Night in the Zoo':

`Lovely... uses soothing, pastel illustrations and exotic animals to make basic counting seem unintimidating.' Daily Telegraph