Review of The Paw Thing taken from the November '89 edition of Scan

Paul Jennings again provides an ingenious plot full of humorous situations in this short novel.
 
The activities and difficulties of working in a takeaway food store are interwoven with the unexpected consequences of a cat who is able to read. A plague of mice forces the human and feline characters to find a solution. Strong first person narration and straightforward dialogue make the text suitable for newly independent readers. Lively black and white (Note: A colour version has now been released) illustrations by Keith McEwan add impact to the work.
J. Buckley
 
 

This review was taken from Scan, printed by the New South Wales department of Education, on November 1989.