Lulu Gets a Cat!, the latest addition to the popular series, is a credit to Anna McQuinn. It’s clear that a lot of work and research went into this colourful picturebook, with information about the National Cats Adoption Centre available to young readers on the inside cover.
As a teacher, I found it fantastic that the process of adopting a furry friend was outlined, and that it’s explained that somebody can’t simply go and get a cat. It’s also important to mention that Anna McQuinn details how Lulu cares for her cat, and shows how committed she is before she even thinks of adopting a cat!
The illustrations by Rosalind Beardshaw must also be acknowledged as they complement this book beautifully. The bright colours used are sure to capture and hold young readers’ attention, as much as the stimulating, but simple, plot itself. This picturebook really allows the reader to go on Lulu’s journey with her.
I also really enjoyed the emphasis on Lulu’s new cat, Makeda, not being ready to play yet, as it highlights how scary a move like this can be for new pets!
This book is a must-have for fans of the series, and a must-add to those who are new to it.