Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Brawsome Bagpipes – Alan Dapre, illustrated by Yuliya Somina

 Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Brawsome Bagpipes – Alan Dapre, illustrated by Yuliya Somina, Young Kelpies, (9781782503552), 2017

Format: Paperback

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3

Genre: animal/family fiction

What did you like about the book? When Porridge was a wee kitten, he toppled into a tin of tartan paint. Not wanting to lick it off or have it washed off, he became a tartan cat. He lives with the McFun family which consists of Gadget Grandad, Groovy Gran, Mini Mum, Dino Dad, Roaring Ross and invisible Isla. When Ross and Isla go to spend a week with Grandad, Porridge goes along to join in many a zany adventure. Grandad has gadgets of every sort and an arch-enemy, Fergus McFungus. There are illustrations on nearly every page and the action, related through the eyes of Porridge, never stops.

Anything you did not like about this book? No.

To whom would you recommend this book? Recommend to kids who like very zany fast-moving stories with equally wacky characters.

Who should buy this book? Public and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Juvenile fiction

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review

Date of review: 4/23/2017

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