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The brand new picture book from the beloved and iconic Judith Kerr.
This magical new book from the one and only Judith Kerr is brimming with her trademark warm humour and exquisitely imaginative artwork. Come on a wondrous journey with Katinka, a perfectly ordinary pussycat, with a not-quite-so-ordinary tail...
A classic-in-the-making from Judith Kerr OBE, recipient of the Booktrust Lifetime Acveivement Award and creator of the iconic Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat, this delightful story is the perfect gift for boys and girls of all ages.

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8th January '18
I read it to IslaC aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
Another beautifully illustrated and wonderfully written story from Judith Kerr, the gold detail through the book is a lovely touch. Katinka's adventures have been a joy to read
10th March '18
I read it to Elliotb aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
My three year old son really enjoyed this book. It is another lovely tale by Judith Kerr and has become a firm favourite alongside The Tiger Who Came to Tea and One Night in the Zoo. The pictures are delightful and there is a lovely twist at the end. I was excited to see a new book out by Judith Kerr and it didn't disappoint. 
22nd February '18
I read it to RC13 aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
We love Judith Kerr's books, and this one doesn't disappoint. It's a lovely magical tale about a cat and her unusual tail. My daughter loved the illustrations, especially the gold detail. A lovely picture book.
1st January '18
I read it to FreddyBoggis aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
This this was a great hard back book, really nice story and illustrations. My little boy really enjoyed it and loved the cat. We recommend this book. 
16th December '17
I read it to LA12 aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
This is such a delightful story about a 'lovely, perfectly ordinary pussycat', based on the author's own (9th) pet cat. We have read many picture books by Judith Kerr, and while this is in the same inimitable style, the beautiful illustrations seem to reflect the decades that have passed since the Mog series. Leo loved the gold detail on the cover and was delighted to find it continued on several pages towards the end of the story. He found the pictures of Katinka licking her tail and grabbing at the stocking particularly funny and couldn't stop laughing at her tongue poking out! A truly magical story.
2nd January '18
I read it to Eviebookworm aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
We absolutely loved this book. The llustrations are beautiful, especially the gold detailing of Katinka tail. It was a nice easy book to read, not too much detail but enough to know what is happening. My little girl loves cats and she enjoyed seeing what they get up o! 
17th December '17
Bonnie.b read it themselves aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
written from my 2 year old little girls perspective:

I did like this book I like mummy to read it every night now to me. I like the pictures, they are bright and I like Katinka best of all. I like that her tail is funny and fluffy and I would like to stroke her! I do like the lady in the book too - the lady did look nice and friendly! I did not like the rude old lady, she did make Katinka cross when she said she was funny looking!! 

I do like this book, it makes me laugh! I think catty is funny when she climbs on the table. I also think it's funny she plays peek a boo on the window with the lady. I like the pictures of all the animals, I do like to show my mummy all the foxes and hedgehogs! I love the sparkly pictures too - I like them the best! I would like a catty with a sparkly magic tail! I wish I could fly with catty! My best bits are when catty's tail goes all sparkly and magic, I like it when catty and the lady go to the moon! 

I think its a bit scusting (disgusting) when catty eats the mice, especially the moon mouse! Catty must like it but my catty eats cat food! I wish I had a magic catty like this so we could go to the moon together! I do love this book very much! My bestest picture in the book is where catty is waving her sparkly, magic tail and she does get sparkly magic on all the animals!

 
 
18th December '17
I read it to Little One aged 3 aged 3 & to Baby aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
My eldest daughter thought this book was "lovely." She thought the cat was pretty amazing! 
We are fans of Judith Kerr's work in our home, what a talented author and illustrator. 
The story is about a cat called Katinka who has a loving relationship with its owner and is always spotted for its peculiar tail. A rather big, fluffy tail in comparison to the rest of its body which is white as snow. 
I'm sure your little ones will be surprised by what Katinka is able to do. 
With brilliant illustrations and a speckle of sparkle on particular pages this read is happy, magical read. 
18th December '17
I read it to Dylan21 aged 7 aged 7 & to Connor03 aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Katinka's Tail is an enchanting story about a seemingly ordinary cat who has a secret magical ability! 
My 7 year old read this book as soon as it arrived & has picked it up many times since! Like Judith Kerr's other stories they are easy for youngsters to read themselves & the illustrations are captivating as usual, this book has a little extra, with foil added in for extra sparkle! My children chose to rate this book with 5 stars and I agree. We would recommend reading this tale about a tail! 
19th December '17
I read it to WeeTartanBoy aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
I read this book to my two year old. He was interested straight away, as we have two cats of our own. This is a really lovely book about a perfectly ordinary cat who turns out to have an extraordinary tail. My son was fascinated by the beautiful illustrations, especially the pages with the gold highlights. He loved when the characters were floating through the air and said, “Wow!” The book captured his imagination beautifully as, afterward, he was scampering about the house alternately pretending to be a cat, then flying. 
2nd March '18
I read it to Little lady aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
After saying good bye to mog, Katinka comes along and turns in to a very magical cat goes on a lovely adventure with her tail becoming sparkling.
16th December '17
I read it to boo walker aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
Isabella likes this book and has happily read it a few times since it arrived.
She particularly loved the gold flecks within the pages when katinkas tail turned magical.

My only issue is I feel the story could have been abit longer with abit more umph, I thought the storyline was abit boring.
16th December '17
I read it to Babyeva29 aged 2 aged 2
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2 stars
I was quite disappointed with this book having been a big judith Kerr fan as a child and my daughter loves her other books, but found this story quite boring. 

Katinka is a cat owned by a elderly lady who thinks her cat is ordinary and doesn't notice her strangely coloured tail until she has a dream that that katinkas tail is magic. Most of the story is describing katinkas and her owners daily routine which my daughter quickly lost interest in. The books illustrations are brilliant through especially at the end where there are several glittering pages. 
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Judith Kerr OBE is the well-known illustrator and writer of classic popular stories such as the Mog series and The Tiger Who Came To Tea

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