My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publication Date: August 5th, 2014
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Point of View: 3rd Person
Recommended Age: 7+
Genres & Themes: Children’s, Middle Grade, Witches, Magic, Animals, Frienship
Mildred’s beloved tabby cat has been deemed “unsuitable” for a witch, and is relegated to the kitchens to be a mouser. But when her class flies off on a school trip, Mildred concocts a plan to rescue Tabby?–?and bring him along in secret!
In this adorable fourth book in The Worst Witch series, Mildred’s furry funky cat is the star. Ms. Hardbroom wants Mildred to take another cat, a black one without the fear of mice—one better suited for witches.
So she does, but being without her friend is hard on Mildred, and when on a Holiday vacation, she decides to take her old furry friend with her. Of course, this means secrets and trouble for Mildred, no surprise there.
This book was the cutest. It showed so much of Mildred’s inner goodness and love for the people (and animals) around her. It was rather different—but in a good way—from the other books in the series.
It was more about trying not to get in trouble, than actually getting in trouble and then trying to get out of it using different methods. Preventing is indeed better. It made me think of Harry Potter and his cape of invisibility. How he was always on the brink of being discovered.
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