By Ruth Sanderson

The queen of the castle collects cats, but the king is not too fond of how they are taking over the castle, with fish at every meal, leaving him dead mice as "gifts" and making art by scratching up the walls... This book has been a long time coming, as I started the story in 1991. At least ten versions later, when I was reasonably pleased with the rhyme and the story, I sold it to Random house. I used many of my own cats for models as well as the cats of friends and fans.

Reviews:
Sanderson's 18th-century king and queen and their adoring brood of pussycats come to life in each detailed, double-page spread watercolor. The palatial rooms and rococo decor will entrance readers, and the purring masses of cats offer plenty of humor for repeat readings. Charming, expressive and surprising. (Picture book. 3-7) -Kirkus

Publisher: Random House, 2015
ISBN: 044981307X

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