“Mummy says looking after a cat is lots of work.”
Lulu really wants a cat. She shows Mummy how responsible she is by finding out about cats and how to care for them, and at last Mummy agrees that Lulu can adopt a cat of her own. They visit a shelter (a cat chooses her!) and they prepare their home for her and buy the equipment they need. When their cat (who Lulu names Makeda) arrives she is nervous and is not ready to play; Lulu gives her time and space. Gradually, Makeda settles in and Lulu and her friend have a lot of fun playing with her. Lulu falls in love with her new pet and enjoys cuddling up with her at bed-time. This is a very appealing picture book featuring a black family with lovely colourful illustrations and clear minimal text suitable for very young children.