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Amy Wild, Animal Talker
The mystery cat
by Diana Kimpton
A storm has hit the Island and left Amy with a problem – a playful ginger cat who’s lost his home, and his memory. Amy wants to look after the mystery cat, but can she track down his owners before his naughty antics get her into real trouble?
“Animal lovers everywhere will be instantly enchanted by this Doctor Doolittle for a new generation.”
Betty Bookmark website
Diana Kimpton has two passions - horses and writing. So it is no wonder that Diana creates brilliant pony stories, which demonstrate her own love and understanding of ponies. Diana also has a mischievous sense of fun, not unlike Princess Ellie!
Diana has written a number of books and television scripts for children. She lives on the Isle of Wight, just a short walk from the sea.
Visit www.dianakimpton.co.uk to find out more.
THE MYSTERY CAT
“Is somebody there?”Amy called, as she bent down beside the fallen tree.
“Of course there is!” came the reply from somewhere under the mound of branches. “If I wasn’t here, I wouldn’t be talking to you.”
Hilton put his head under the leaves and sniffed deeply. “Smells like a cat to me. A very scared cat.”
“Having a dog around won’t make him feel any calmer,” said Willow. She pushed the terrier out of the way and shoved her own head under the leaves instead. “Who are you?” she asked.
There was a long pause. Then the voice said, “That’s a rather tricky question.”
Isambard gave a snort of disgust. “It doesn’t sound very difficult to me.”
“Even I know who I am,” said Bun. “And I’m not a very clever cat.”
“Maybe this one’s really stupid,” suggested Einstein.
“There’s no need to be rude!” The owner of the voice sounded offended. “It’s not easy to think when you’re under a tree.”
“Don’t worry,” said Amy. “We’ll get you out.”
Diana Kimpton has already captured the hearts of a multitude of children with her Pony-Mad Princess series, and now Amy Wild and her menagerie of madcap animal characters look certain to win an army of new fans. Full of enchanting illustrations by Desideria Gucciardini, this is a gentle and reassuring story for children facing changes in their lives, and a thrilling adventure for the thousands of youngsters who dream of being able to talk to animals. And reading between the lines, they can learn the value of making the right choices, the virtues of patience, the benefits of helping others and the joys of making the most of your talents. As for Amy, her escapades with a quirky assortment of creatures look set to run and run...’
Lancashire Evening Post
Amy Wild’s got a special secret power – she can talk to animals! Follow her amazing adventures and meet her cute furry and feathered friends in these wonderful Amy Wild Animal Talker books, published by Usborne.
Easy Peazy Issue 33
Easy to read for animal lovers aged seven and over, there are some lovely descriptive passages and the story flows well.
The Birmingham Post
Ever wondered what your pet is really thinking? Well, Amy Wild could tell you - she can talk to animals! A warming story from the Amy Wild series with a beautiful picture cover.
Chobham & Windlesham News & Mail
This is a delightfully simple story with some lovely black and white illustrations. The book teaches working together to solve a mystery. It's well told and easy for young girls to read.
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