Mrs. Diggs wants Widget to stay but that will be up to her six cats to decide. Widget really wants to be part of the family. Will pretending to be a cat grant him the approval he seeks?
I found this story to be charming from start to finish. Children will definitely relate to Widget and his quest to fit in. This book especially tugged at my heartstrings because I support rescued animals. From adopting five dogs and three cats to volunteering at the Animal Protection Agency of Missouri, I absolutely love shedding light on the importance of adopting animals from local rescue groups and shelters.
Jim McFarland's illustrations are classic and timeless. Children will fall in love with Widget and cheer him on in his quest to find a forever home. I love seeing Widget's range of emotions as expressed by his facial features and fur.
Overall, this is a wonderful book for animal lovers of all ages. This book could also be used in a humane education class for local shelter and rescue groups.