From the winner of the Blue Peter Award, this is a funny, dark and exciting story about what it's like to wake up as a cat!
From the bestselling author of A Boy Called Christmas, The Girl Who Saved Christmas, Father Christmas and Me and The Truth Pixie.
*'A clawed masterpiece' - Guardian*
Barney Willow's life couldn't get any worse. He's weedy, with sticky-out ears. Horrible Gavin Needle loves tormenting him. And evil headteacher Miss Whipmire seems determined to make Barney's existence a complete misery! Worst of all, Dad has been missing for almost a year - and there's no sign of him ever coming home.
Barney just wants to escape. To find another life. To be a cat, for example. A quiet, lazy cat. Things would be so much easier - wouldn't they?
A darkly funny and adventurous tale from multi-award-winning author Matt Haig.
“A clawed masterpiece . . . A book about being comfortable in your own skin rather than someone else's fur”
Philip Ardagh, Guardian
“Darkly comic and richly rewarding . . . Shines with originality”
“I loved To Be A Cat . . . Very funny and surprising”
“Here is the black comedy that made Matt Haig's Shadow Forest so irresistible”
“A terrific yarn”
Independent on Sunday