Maddy and Ella are best friends who do everything together and are devastated when Maddy's family has to move away. Ella becomes the caretaker of Maddy's cat, Marmalade, and is slightly comforted in knowing that her friend will return someday.
Ella and Marmalade do all the things she and Maddy used to do and though not quite the same, they have fun together until their sweet friend returns.
This little book put a huge smile on my face! If you're looking for a great friendship story, sprinkled with a cat and a bit of imaginative illustrating, I'd definitely recommend picking it up. Alison Reynolds is a favorite picture book author of mine and Heath McKenzie did a great job with the illustrations. Loved the fun play with text too.
I know a couple of little girls who will be getting a copy of this from me!
Thanks to Simon & Schuster for the review copy.