Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Top ten fantastical pets in children's literature

Martyn Ford is the author of The Imagination Box. One of his top ten fantastical pets in children's literature, as shared at the Guardian:
The Fish, from The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss

In this rhyming classic a couple of kids are just chilling out on a rainy day when this sociopathic cat arrives at their house and trashes the place. Their sensible pet fish susses, early on, that this eccentric, borderline sinister intruder is probably bad news. Turns out though, despite old Fishy’s scepticism, the cat is all right and cleans everything up. Moral: forgive burglars?
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Cat in the Hat appears on Pip Jones's top ten list of cats in children's book, Josh Lacey's top ten list of pseudonymous books, Liz Pichon's top 10 list of funny books with pictures, and Kate Kellaway's list of the 10 best illustrated children’s books.

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