Paris Cat is a feline tale of reinvention and staying true to your roots.
A sassy cat from the back alleys of Paris believes she is quite different to the rest of the rabble. She can do anything she sets her mind to – even if others don’t think so. Leaving her cat family behind, she sets off to explore Paris. Cat meets legendary singer Edith Piaf, creates her own stunning designs at a high-fashion atelier and dances with the infamous dancer Josephine Baker and her cheetah. But is this the life she really wants? What about her friends and family?
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Meet the author and illustrator
Dianne Hofmeyr is one of South Africa’s foremost writers for children, winning many prizes including The Sanlam Gold Award for Youth Literature (twice). Her books have been translated into 18 languages. She grew up in the Western Cape, South Africa where she taught art and now lives in London with her family. www.diannehofmeyr.com
Piet Grobler is an acclaimed, multi-award winning South African illustrator and author of over eighty books for children. He co-founded the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society which he set up whilst Course Leader for Illustration at the University of Worcester. www.pietgrobler.com www.thepicturebookinsociety.org
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- Watch: Storyteller Christine reads Paris Cat!
- Download: A fun Paris Cat Activity Pack!
- Watch: Author Dianne Hofmeyr reads Paris Cat!
- Hooray! Paris Cat is now available in the US!
- Read a review: The Sunday Times says Paris Cat is one to watch out for!
- Watch: Step back in time with snazzy Paris Cat!
- Watch: Step inside Piet Grobler’s art studio!
- Watch: Check out the trailer for Paris Cat!
- Watch: Create your own shadow puppet theatre with Dianne Hofmeyr!
- Read a review: Paris Cat is vivacious with plenty to enjoy! – Herts for Learning
- Download: Exclusive Paris Cat learning resource from teacher Kiran Sunray!
- Read a review: Paris Cat featured in Books for Topics’s BOOKS OF THE MONTH!
- Read a review: In Paris Cat we see a character with a strong sense of her own individuality – Mary Roche
- Read a review: Paris Cat is a goldmine for teachers! – Library Girl and Book Boy
- Watch: Meet the author of Paris Cat!
- Read a review: Paris Cat is unique and charming – The Picture Book Consultant
- Read a review: There’s so much to enjoy and learn in Paris Cat – Dolphin Book Blog
- Read a review: Paris Cat’s adventures lead to two spectacular women! – Bookish Way to Play
- Watch: Author Dianne Hofmeyr shows you how to make your own dancing Paris Cat!
- Read an interview: Hear from illustrator Piet Grobler!
- Read a blog: Discover the inspirational life of Josephine Baker
- Read a blog: Discover the exciting life of Edith Piaf
- Read a review: Paris Cat is deliciously quirky! – Red Reading Hub
- Read a review: Paris Cat is an utterly winsome story of one feline determined to follow her passions! – A Few to Read
- Read a review: Just PURRfect! Paris Cat is a resourceful young feline! – Hello Gather and Grow
- Read a blog: Why Paris Cat is a must-read!
- Read a blog: Piet Grobler’s interview with The Reading Realm
- Download: Free teacher resources pack
- Read a review: Paris Cat is ACHUKA’s Book of the Day!
- Read a review: The Quirky and slightly surreal Paris Cat has so much to offer! – Ivy’s Library
- Read a review: My little boy loves looking at the endpapers! – KidsBooksToLife
- Read a review: Paris Cat shows us how important friends and family are – Samantha Thomas
- Read a review: Paris Cat has so much potential for learning and discovery – Scope for Imagination
- Read a review: Paris Cat is a book to lift the spirits! – A Library Lady
- Read a review: Five stars from Youth Services Book Review
- Read review: Paris Cat is full of vital lessons for the classroom – Tea, Books and Biscuits
Herts for Learning
It's a fun, vivacious book, with plenty to enjoy
The Sunday Times
A stylish picture book [...] Made with exuberance and humour
Red Reading Hub
A deliciously quirky tale of searching for the new, pursuing your dreams, but not forgetting where you came from