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by Marisa Quinn-Haisu (subscribe)
My name is Marisa. I am a fiction writer, a blogger, and a freelance journalist.
Published July 26th 2018
Kevin the Cat wants some custard RIGHT NOW
The Cat Wants Custard
Crumble & Gifford. Scholastic.



The Cat Wants Custard is a children's picture book about an arrogant cat called Kevin who thinks he is the boss of his household and is desperate for his companions to bring him a bowl of sweet custard. The Cat Wants Custard was written by P. Crumble and illustrated by Lucinda Gifford. It was published by Scholastic in 2016 and is suitable for children 4 years and older. It is 30 pages long and retails for between $13.99 and $15.99.

The Cat Wants Custard was a fun read. Kevin the Cat reminded me a lot of Pig the Pug. He has a high opinion of himself and thinks that the people who live with him are just there to do whatever he wants.

I had a cat like Kevin once. Her name was Chrissy. She had this gorgeous coat of grey fur that used to shimmer with blue highlights. Chrissy did not like people and was not very affectionate. She avoided most of us unless she wanted food. When she was hungry she would make an appearance and would meow endlessly until someone would give her food.

In the Cat Wants Custard thought bubbles let us see what Kevin the Cat is thinking. His owner loves him a lot but Kevin does not have much affection for him. His owner tries to tempt him with a treat for dinner but Kevin finds all of his suggestions boring. He thinks a little bit and decides that the thing he really wants is some custard.

"Waiter, fetch me a bowl of your best custard!" he tells his human. And when his owner doesn't do anything, he looks up at him and thinks "Well, what are you waiting for? Haven't I made myself clear?"

For the rest of the book, we follow Kevin around as he tries harder and harder to communicate to his owners what he wants.

The Cat Wants Custard was a hilarious look into the mind of a cat. There was a lot of affection towards cats in this book. If you own (or have owned) cats then the Cat Wants Custard will definitely get a reaction out of you.
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Why? Kevin the Cat is an arrogant cat who thinks that humans only exist to serve him. In the Cat Wants Custard Kevin goes to great lengths to try and communicate to his humans that he is craving custard.
When: Perfect for reading as a bedtime story or in a classroom setting
Where: Available from your local bookstore or online retailer
Cost: $13.99 - $15.99
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