Book Review: The Cat Who Came in Off the Roof by Annie M.G. Schmidt

The Cat Who Came in Off the Roof
Author: Annie M.G. Schmidt
Reading Level: Childrens
Genre: Fantasy
Released: January 19th 2016
Publisher: Random House


In the tradition of The Cricket in Times Square comes this charming tale of courage, friendship, and what it really means to be human. This classic, which originated in Holland and has withstood the test of time worldwide, will appeal to readers young and old—and dog and cat lovers alike!

An act of kindness brings shy reporter Mr. Tibble into contact with the unusual Miss Minou. Tibble is close to losing his job because he only writes stories about cats. Fortunately, Minou provides him with real news. She gets the juicy inside information from her local feline friends, who are the eyes and ears of the neighborhood. Tibble is appreciative, but he wonders how she does it. He has noticed that Minou is terrified of dogs and can climb trees and rooftops with elegance and ease. . . . It’s almost as if she’s a cat herself. But how can that be?

The Cat Who Came in Off the Roof is a very surprising fun read. I loved this book dearly. It provided the type of imagination one had when they were young.You know, your imaginary friend... This story reminded me so much of this time period.

This book features an unexpected friendship, in which it's memorable. It's magical. Mr. Tibble becomes more comfortable as he learns more about Miss Minou. I really like the two together. Their friendship was sweet, innocent and brought warmth to my heart. Which is perfect to read to my niece and nephew.

With the help of Miss Minou, Mr. Tiblle was able to save his job but also brought him light into his life. Before he was would be to shy to express his feelings, his thoughts... With her, he was able to open up. This friendship does not turn into any type of romance, which is great for young readers.

The Cat Who Came in Off the Roof is a light read full of friendship and imagination. It's perfect for those looking for a quick read. I would recommend this to parents to read this to their children.

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