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Mog the Forgetful Cat: 01/24/12

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Mog the Forgetful Cat by Judith Kerr is about a moggy cat who lives a typical life of a pet cat. She wants to go out but when she does, she wants to go in. When it's raining in one window she checks another to see if it still is. Her owners love her but don't think she's the brightest cat ever.

Mog though proves her worth when she foils a break-in attempt by a burglar. How she does it, is pure charming Mog at her best. It's a delightful ending to the book and she gets the reward she deserves.

Here's a picture book that I feel like I've read a million times but it's only my first. My husband grew up with the book and it remains one of his favorites. So although I haven't read it before, he and his family have recounted the story so many times that I feel like it's an old friend.

It's the first book in a seventeen long series. It spans Mog's entire life, the last one being Goodbye Mog. I haven't read any of the others, but I think I will seek them out.

Five stars.

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Comment #1: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 03:38:49


This is in my top ten books that I loved as a child and not least because of the artwork - Mog looks so friendly.

Comment #2: Monday, January 30, 2012 at 10:27:33


I agree with you about the artwork. Kerr really captures the charm of owning a moggie. I do plan to track down the other books to read. Have you read any of the others in the series?

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