Smokey: the Very Loud Purring Cat - review
This book is about a cat who is trying to become the loudest purring domestic cat in the world. It's written as if Smokey is telling the story and it has all her thoughts in it.
Smokey, the cat, had eight different homes including the rescue centres. Her last owner, Ruth Adams, is the one she's staying with right now. Smokey started her attempts for the Guinness world record with her. It all started when Ruth made friends with someone from a cats protection society. They both managed to get on the radio and decided that Smokey's purr would be the background. When people heard Smokey's purr they recommended that Smokey applied for the Guinness world records for the loudest purring domestic cat in the world, so she did!
But it wasn't as easy as it looked. It cost loads of money and there were other things too! Luckily, Northampton college didn't mind helping out. They got everything sorted out and finally tried. Smokey's purr got up to 72 dB! They got everything packaged up and sent to the Guinness world records towers in London. Ruth could finally go on holiday with her children so she took the opportunity and went. Clearly, this was devastating news for Smokey because she was left at home with one of Ruth's friends.
Ruth got a call from Guinness world records saying that the data sheet was missing and that she had to get it there by five o'clock that day! Ruth wasn't in the UK so how could they get it in now?
I absolutely loved this book, it was fantastic. Parts of the book are funny. I would love to meet Smokey, she is really cute! There is only one negative about this book. It is that is says Smokey can see colour but cats can't see colour they see in black and white. I would give this book 9/10!
Source: The Guardian