Meet two cats, Will and Nill, different in almost every way except that they are both, on this particular morning, very hungry. Will however decides to do something about it; off he goes in search of food and, or, distractions from a rumbling tummy – not his, but Nill’s. All that lazy Nill fellow wants to do is to loll around, basking in the sunshine. Pretty soon, Will is happily engaged in a game of hide and seek with a sparrow: Nill on the other hand, has gone back to sleep. The game proceeds and finishes; and that is when Will gets a whiff of something. Right there, protruding from the very bin behind which he’d found the sparrow, is something very desirable and very tasty – albeit rather pongy. What do you think Will does next: gobble down the entire delicacy on the spot or save a morsel for Nill?
There’s so much to enjoy here (there always is with Tiny Owl books – every one is a treasure within which is a thought-provoking notion, a philosophical consideration or a lesson about life; and sometimes, all of them.) Atieh Markazi’s cityscapes, wherein she places her wonderfully realised feline characters, are really striking and perfectly bring out the inherent humour of Hasanzadeh’s fable.
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More to read about this book:
- Will & Nill author nominated for prestigious Hans Christian Andersn Award. Link
- Fab feline friendships and cat antics. A review by Read It Daddy!. Link
Why do ants queue in such a straight line? A review by Parents In Touch. Link
A little effort can make a big difference. A review by Jill Bennett. Link
What do cats like doing? A review by a reader in GuardianWitness. Link
- Will & Nill portrays simple truths whilst probing the deeper questions. A review by UKSLA. Link