Tabby McTat

Tabby McTat

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Tabby McTat is a busker’s cat. He loves his life with Fred, singing along as people throw coins in their hat.  Then one day Fred has an accident and the two are separated. How will they every find each other again?  A touching story of friendship, loyalty, singing – and kittens!

“Julia’s trademark rhythmic verse will entertain parent and child alike while Axel’s illustrations provide something to pore over time and time again.” The Bookseller

Julia says ...

I am a cat-lover, and I also used to go busking with my husband Malcolm. So I put a cat and a busker together in this story.

When I wrote it we had three cats – Campsie, and her two sons Gizmo and Goblin. Here are some pictures of them all.

Campsie unphased by the Gruffalo

Goblin pretends to be a puppet

Gizmo on my desk

And here is a sketch by Axel of Malcolm and me busking when we were students.