It was really cute to see Matilda do all kinds of things while her cat either shook in fear, wasn’t interested or just walked away or did other stuff, but in the end there is one thing that the cat loved to do and that just had me go awwwwwwwwww. I didn’t really expect a good ending with the cat not wanting to do anything. And yes, I know cats, they do whatever the heck they want and whenever the heck they want, but I had hoped that this kids book would have just a different cat. 🙂
Matilda was nice, though I didn’t particularly like how she forced her cat to do stuff, or how she startled him. But you can really see that she really loves him and the cat is truly her biggest friend. A friend that will be there if she needs love.
The illustrations were quite nice and I liked the colours. They weren’t too bright or too overly there like in some picture books, and I am glad they went this route. I think these subdued colours fit the story the best. And we do get a nice burst of colours near the end with the super cute ending.
All in all, this was a pretty decent book, though at times it was a bit too predictable, and like I said, I didn’t expect a good ending (even though quite a lot of picture books have the standard happy ending trope going on).
Would I recommend it? Yes, if you are in need for cats. Also if you love cute endings filled with fluff and happiness.