Indoor or outdoors, which is better? Two cats are sure they are living their best life but will one be able to convince the other to switch sides?
Winston loves his care-free outdoor life so when he spots an immaculate-looking cat peering through the window he immediately sets about releasing it from its indoor prison. Life is amazing outside and surely the Indoor Cat will love it. But there are good things about being indoors too. Will either be tempted to give up their lifestyle and join the other one…
They say that the grass is greener on the other side but is life always better on the other side of the window? Exploring themes of belonging, finding the place that makes you happy and friendship, Winston and the Indoor Cat champions becoming friends with others despite differing interests, staying true to what you like and dislike and ultimately being happy with what you have.
Young children will enjoy spending time with Winston and the Indoor Cat as the two get to know each other and explore their comfort zones and many children will be able to relate to their differing personalities. Winston embraces the outdoor lifestyle where he is able to explore at will whilst the Indoor Cat loves home comforts; staying out of the rain, enjoying meals that are served regularly and lounging around in various comfy places.
Playful illustrations with contrasting indoor and outdoor settings welcome us into the world’s of the respective cats and depict what they love to do, be it climbing trees and playing in leaves or staring at the fish tank and curling up on a cushion. Outdoor autumnal colours invoke a sense of adventure whilst the indoor blues create a place of calm and peace.
This lovely picture book of new experiences and walking in the paws of others is sure to delight cat-lovers.
With huge thanks to Walker Books for the copy I received in exchange for an honest review.
Recommended for 3+.