Sonya Harnett would have to be the darling of the CBCA; there are not many times in recent years when one of her books has not been on the shortlist.
2012 is no exception!
This year she has a beautifully designed picture book on offer. The illustrations have been done by Lucia Masciullo. They have a lovely Mediterranean feel about them with lots of muted blues and ochres.
I love Hartnett's choice of language in this book right down to her decision to use "marl" for the cat's speaking voice.
The cat is so cat-like in it's behaviour that I found myself missing all the cats that have been in my life over the years, especially our childhood cat who regularly got himself stuck on the roof!