The book is about two children who are bored and just can't find anything to do. Sally and her brother are home alone, their mother is out. The weather is awful. They hear a knock at the door... a cat.. wearing a hat he claims he can cure their boredom and starts to perform a number of peculiar tricks. He has two friends accompany him thing 1 and 2. The book has a rhyming theme throughout and is a little bit silly but produced lots of laughs from my daughter.