Mog and the Baby, Paperback

Mog and the Baby Paperback

Illustrated by Judith Kerr

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


New cover, new format reissue of this story about everyone's favourite family cat, Mog.

Mog's peaceful day is shattered when a baby comes to visit.

All Mog wants to do and sleep and play but there is no chance of that with a little baby around! "Mog loves babies," says Mrs Thomas but suddenly Mog isn't quite so sure...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages, colour illus
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books: character books
  • ISBN: 9780007171323



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The adorable Mog, a somewhat befuddled and forgetful feline whose many misadventures only serve to make her more beloved of her human family, is back in this third story devoted to her doings, originally published in 1980. Contentedly playing with Nicky, who is home sick from school, Mog is less-than-thrilled when family neighbour Mrs Clutterbuck drops her infant child off at the Thomas' house for minding. Mrs Thomas may maintain that <i>"Mog loves babies,"</i> but the newcomer's loud squalling, and insistent poking and pulling, prove more than the disgruntled feline can stand. Hoping to find a little peace and quiet, Mog escapes out the window, only to discover that the baby has followed her... all the way to the street! When danger threatens, Mog - who, whatever her general feelings about babies, is as good-hearted a puss as ever lived - knows what to do.Since reading her first adventure, I have adored the plumply appealing Mog, whose story was chronicled by Judith Kerr over the course of thirty-two years (1970-2002), in the pages of sixteen picture-books. This kitty's expressions, whether of contentment or fright, are invariably droll, and her frequent confusion and moments of unhappiness invariably make me want to reach into the book and smush her little face (an action that would be as welcome, I would imagine, as the baby's tail-tugging). I'm happy to have been able to track down this third entry in the series, as not all of the Mog titles are available in the USA. Thankfully, the library here has a complete set! Humorous and sweet - the contrast between Mrs Thomas' blithe assurances that Mog loves babies, and Mog's actual expressions is particularly amusing - <u>Mog and the Baby</u> is another entertaining tale of Mog the forgetful cat.