Picture Books: Nat The Cat’s Sunny Smile

As you know we are a great fan of kid’s picture books – we love reading stories – especially at bedtime before the kids snuggle down to sleep. A great way to wind down and have good old fashioned quality time together.

51J99yLSHbL._SL500_AA300_Today we have Nat The Cat’s Sunny Smile by Jez Alborough – we love Jez’s books – one of our favourite being the very “simple” Hug - super cute and wonderfully illustrated (I love how one word can be expressed in so many different ways and thus have so many different emotional meanings)… anyway back to Nat The Cat’s Sunny Smile.

The story is all about Nat the Cat and her friends Hugo and Billy. Hugo and Billy are having bad bad days and don’t want to come out to play.. but Nat’s sunny smile soon changes things… in the meantime Nat looses some of her shine, as she misses her friends at the special picnic she has prepared.

Another sweet story by Jez, with wonderful illustrations – ending with a special Friends song at the end. I have had to dust off the piano for us to figure out the tune as the kids were keen to sing it straight away. Ah lovely.

I always judge a book by my children’s reactions – they took to it immediately and have requested it on subsequent evenings! Hooray.

Now…. would you like to win a copy of Nat The Cat’s Sunny Smile?

Simple.. visit Jez Alborough’s website, take a peak at the other titles and come back here telling us, which books you are familiar with. If you don’t know any of the books, which would you like to read?


1) Open to the UK only

2) One entry per person

3) Winner will be selected at random

4) Giveaway closes on 8th March 2013 at 11pm

5) The delivery of the book is the responsibility of The Random House Group and NOT Life At The Zoo.



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24 Responses to Picture Books: Nat The Cat’s Sunny Smile

  1. Tracy Nixon says:

    Love these books – being a primary school teacher, I have read most including Duck in the Truck, Captain Duck and Where’s My Teddy! Would love to read Six Little Chicks though – would be a lovely story for Spring and Easter! I also fancy Life Is Good – bet this is a feel good book! Thank you

  2. Catherine Reynolds says:

    I used to read my friend the bear to my friends in the younger classes. Would love to get my nephews this book to get a whole new generation loving these stories of Mr alborough!

  3. JO JONES says:

    Six Little Chicks would be lovely to read as Amelia is just counting and always says quack when she sees any ducks

  4. Andrea MacLeod says:

    where’s my teddy! :-)

  5. anthony harrington says:

    I would like to read Where’s My Teddy? big teddy fans here!

  6. Ashleigh says:

    We have read super duck and also Hug – great books!

  7. Hayley Fountain says:

    six little chicks looks good x

  8. Gina Haines says:

    Where’s my teddy has always been a favourite in our house!

  9. Hollie Adlam says:

    I am not familiar with any of the books, but they look gorgeous! I really like the look of -

    Nat the cats sunny smile
    Look out Leon
    The Gobble Gobble Mooooo Tractor book

    I think my little man would enjoy those!

  10. Solange says:

    Where’s my teddy?

  11. James Holyland says:

    Six little chicks would like to read

  12. Peter Gilby says:

    Wheres my Teddy is as always a bed time fav

  13. Lisa Wilkinson says:

    We’ve got a copy of Hug and we’d like to try My Friend Bear :)

  14. Vera Pope says:

    I dont know any of your books but would love to have a look at Six Little Chicks x

  15. esme mcrubb says:


  16. hannah oneill says:

    I’d love to read Look out Leon

  17. DENISE WILDEN says:

    I really like the look of Six Little Chicks will keep a look out for it.

  18. Kevin Dooley says:

    Six little chicks really caught my eye!

  19. Mickie Bull says:

    I have read Captain Duck

  20. Claire Butler says:

    Duck in a truck looks vaguley familiar

  21. Jenette ogborn says:

    Wheres my teddy xx

  22. Ali Thorpe says:

    Look Out Leon is familiar. They all look colourful and very fun.

  23. Julie Cook says:

    I love where’s my teddy – used to read it to my now 14yo and read it now to my 2 n 4yo

    Talented man x

  24. Lynn Doe says:

    My daughter has Duck in the Truck and i think one of the teddy ones :)

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