The Diary of a Killer Cat (Hardcover)

By Anne Fine, Steve Cox (Illustrator)

Farrar Straus Giroux, 9780374317799, 58pp.

Publication Date: February 21, 2006



The hilarious confessions of a ferocious feline

Poor Ellie is horrified when her cat, Tuffy, drags a dead bird into the house. Then a mouse. Before long, another apparent victim arrives though the cat-door. Can softhearted Ellie get her beloved pet to change his wild, wild ways before he ends up in even deeper trouble? Especially when Tuffy can't understand what all the fuss is about?

Chock-a-block with lighthearted illustrations, readers experience a deliciously sharp and funny view of the world through a cat's eyes.

About the Author

Anne Fine is the author of many books for young readers, including Madame Doubtfire, basis for the hit Robin Williams movie. Steve Cox lives in Bristol, England.

Praise For The Diary of a Killer Cat

"Cox's cartoon illustrations, complete with talk balloons, add to the wicked humor.  Readers will hope for an American release of the sequel, Return of the Killer Cat."  --Kirkus Reviews "The author of Alias Madam Doubtfire and other popular stories writes with the same delicious wickedness for a younger audience."  --Booklist "Funny throughout. . .the black-and-white sketches, some full page, bring movement and personality to the characters."  --School Library Journal "Wry first-person story of a not-so-fearsome feline.  Fans of this cheeky fellow will meet an equally likeable narrator . . . in Fine's Notso Hotso."  --Publisher's Weekly "The sardonic British humor . . . and hilarious surprise twist at the end makes this and Fine's similar dog's journal, Notso Hotso, excellent choices for kids ready to tackle a chapter book."  --Reading Today