** Katinka’s Tail by Judith Kerr Review **

There is something really special about sharing stories with children. They become so captivated by the world an author has created and let themselves get drawn into this other world. One of my favourite childhood memories is of my Granddad sat in the creaky wicker chair in my bedroom, reading me one of Aesop’s Fables. I have always loved books and so it is no surprise that reading stories with my children is one of my favourite things to do. Recently we were sent Katinka’s Tail by Judith Kerr OBE and I couldn’t wait to share it with the boys.

Katinka's Tail by Judith Kerr review


We already have a number of Judith Kerr books in our house, with ‘One Night At The Zoo’ and ‘The Tiger That Came to Tea’ being two of our favourites. I’ve always found Judith Kerr’s books to have an element of mischievous humour that reminds me of my grandmother’s. I think it is this humour that I’ve always found endearing and has played a strong part in creating a strong connection to her stories.


Katinka’s Tail follows the same whimsical writing style that Judith Kerr is famous for, with perfectly matched and enchanting illustrations accompanying it. The story follows a ‘perfectly ordinary pussycat’ that has a rather extraordinary tail.

Katinka's Tail by Judith Kerr review


Katinka is quite the character who likes to climb the creepers, explore in the woods and catch mice. However, her tail is rather special and is full of magic that takes her, her owner and some woodland friends on an adventure to the moon. Yes, Katinka is a “perfectly ordinary pussycat… …Except, of course, for her tail.”

Katinka's Tail by Judith Kerr review

Katinka's Tail by Judith Kerr review


Kantinka’s Tail is a really enchanting book that we loved reading together. The boys really enjoyed the illustrations and pointing our different things during the story. Bear in particular really liked the illustrations of Katinka and her woodland friends.

Katinka's Tail by Judith Kerr review

Katinka's Tail by Judith Kerr review

Katinka's Tail by Judith Kerr review


I loved the idea behind the book that differences are what make us special. The boys are very different in their personalities and I like to teach them that are differences are what make the world such a beautiful and colourful place. The story is broken down into manageable chunks of text that is easy for young children to digest. In our copy there are gold metallic elements in the illustrations which made the story seem even more magical. Katinka’s Tail is a beautiful heart-warming story to snuggle down to in these colder months and one that I can see us enjoying for many years to come.

Katinka's Tail by Judith Kerr review


Katinka’s Tail is available online from Harper Collins.


I have three of Judith Kerr’s wonderful and enchanting stories to give away to one of my readers, including; Katinka’s Tail, Mog The Forgetful Cat and The Tiger That Came to Tea. To enter follow the Rafflecopter link below.

A Rafflecopter giveaway


– This competition will open on 20/11/2017 at 12:30 pm
– This competition will close on 04/12/2017 at 11:59pm
– All entries must be made via Rafflecopter
– UK entrants only
– Entrants must be 18+
– One winner will be selected at random
– The winner will receive 3 Judith Kerr children’s books
– The books will be; Katinka’s Tail, Mog The Forgetful Cat and The Tiger That Came to Tea
– No cash alternative offered
– The prize will be sent directly from Harper Collins
– The Winner will be announced on social media outlets, not the blog
– The winner will have 28 days to respond to their winner’s email
– All decisions made by Our Fairytale Adventure in regards to this competition are final


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27 thoughts on “** Katinka’s Tail by Judith Kerr Review **

  1. Aw I love that the book teaches that being different is good and is what makes us unique. And I love cats so the idea of a story about a cat and its cool tail sounds like my kind of bedtime story!

  2. We have this book too and think that it is such a beautiful and enchanting tale. The illustrations are stunning too. My two girls adore the book and it is now a bedtime favourite x

  3. Oh we love The Tiger that Came to Tea – we have read it a lot!!! We love reading together as a family. Katinka’s tail sounds like a really lovely story and it’s definitely one for the Christmas list. Great review.

  4. We don’t own any of the Judith Kerr books but I am pretty sure our youngest brought home the tiger that came for tea from school

  5. I love Judith Kerr books although I haven’t seen this one before. It does look good though. If I don’t win I think I’ll have to buy this one for my granddaughter x

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