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Aug 23 2011

Paws, claws and frilly drawers by Sarah Horne

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Scholastic Australia, 2011. ISBN 9781741698817.
Molly lives next door to and goes to school with Saffron - a spoilt snobby child who must always get her own way. While Saffron has been away, Molly has been minding her cat Mimi and discovered it has a fantastic secret . . . she talks.
Mimi is a touch like her owner - intent on getting her own way and doing as she pleases. When Saffron's mum offers Mimi for Molly to take to 'bring your pet to school day', Molly is worried about what may happen.
Full of catty comments, but not so much from the feline character; I found myself expecting more from the Mimi the cat and her talking abilities. She is mischievous, and loves fashion - thus the title name, but I would have liked to have more dialogue from the character.
Overall an easy read - perhaps a little predictable on the storyline, but for younger readers this can be reassuring and help to ensure success. A good read for younger girls.
Zana Thiele

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