Catch that Cat! is Melina Mallos’ first bilingual English and Greek picture book targeted at children aged 3 to 6. Please note this is the Englich verison. We also stock the bilingual verison.
Set on the island of Kythera, where it is common to see many cats lounging about on the walls and streets, Catch that Cat! is about Aphrodite, a curious cat with a sense of adventure. When she runs away from Yiayia’s house on Kythera, to explore the Greek island’s markets, festivals and beaches, she causes chaos and no one can catch her…except Yiayia, who knows that while Aphrodite belongs to Kythera, the best part of any adventure is returning home.
Inspired by Kanella (meaning cinnamon in Greek), a cat Melina spotted while on a relaxing beach holiday on the Greek Island of Kythera, who like Aphrodite only came home when she was ready, Catch that Cat! explores Greek culture and human–animal relationships, to highlight the ways we belong to family and community. The book is learning tool to help children connect, share and create meaning inspired by their favourite places, people and pets.