Happy Sunday from the Publishing Cat

Memeng the publishing cat is a long time fan of Mr Whiptail. In fact, he could see himself playing one of the roles.

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William wasn’t very good at cooking and so he had just gone to the larder
to get a piece of his favourite cheese when he noticed two enormous eyes
peering through his front door which he had foolishly left open. The eyes
belonged to the village cat Jaspurr who, up until that moment, William had
never had any trouble with. William could feel the hairs rise on the back of his neck, nervous about what was going to happen next. He wondered if his little hairy legs were
going to hold him up for much longer.
“Leave me alone Jaspurr, go and find your own food!” William said, trying
to sound tough, but his voice was a giveaway as it showed signs of a slight
quiver.
“Why?” asked Jaspurr.
“Because it’s not fair picking on someone that is so much smaller than
you. And anyway your humans give you plenty of food.”
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Excerpt – William Whiptail’s Words of Wisdom

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William went to give his new friend a hug, but then backed away.

“What’s wrong?” asked Spike.

“I wanted to give you a hug to make you feel better, but I am not sure how
to get past all your prickles.”

Spike laughed again.

“They’re not actually called ‘prickles’ you know. They are
called ‘spines’. Do you know I have more than five thousand to protect me and
every year they are replaced by new ones so they stay nice and sharp.”

Review – William Whiptail

Well done to two of my fabulous authors, Vivian Head and Biddy Lee, for getting a 5-Star review on their children’s book, The Wanderings of William Whiptail.

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Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers’ Favorite

“Written by Vivian Head and illustrated by Biddy Lee, The Wanderings of William Whiptail follows the delightful and whimsical adventures of a mouse traveling to live with his cousin. William has lived in London for years now and longs for a break from the city’s hustle and bustle. Having to scuttle through the crowds and dodge a myriad of obstacles, London is becoming too much for him. He decides to embark on the long journey to the countryside. William realizes soon enough that his heavy luggage is only weighing him down. Leaving most of his things with a small homeless mouse, he moves on. The trip takes him to beautiful and wonderful sights, and dangerous routes with menacing predators amidst opportunities of magical wishes and a chance at love.

The work is told through captivating scenes and colorful illustrations which feature images that evoke imagination. The story is full of suspense as William leaves one place to go to the next and encounters different characters. While some are friendly, one character views him as a potential meal and many times he encounters dangerous situations. William’s access to three wishes adds to the suspense as anticipation grows in trying to find out how he will utilize them. In some ways, William is imperfect, sometimes prone to making up good tales. Different situations in the book also reveal his opinions of various characters. This makes him authentic and realistic. The Wanderings of William Whiptail is a captivating story whose twists make it even more entertaining.”

Even though William Whiptail is a children’s book, I can honestly say that even adults love it.

“I loved it and would recommend for children and adults.”  – Amazon user 

“This was such a delightfully sweet little book with wonderful illustrations. Even my elderly mother enjoyed reading it!  – Amazon user

The sequel William Whiptail’s Words of Wisdom is now available.

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The Arrival of William Whiptail

The well-loved English mouse, William Whiptail has finally arrived back in town, and he can be found in most major bookstores, especially Waterstones and Blackwell’s in UK and Amazon.

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William Whiptail

William Whiptail is so pleased when he finds a new friend to share his next adventure with. He wants to search for the Book of Knowledge because he has one very important question to ask it. Can it help William in his quest?

I am so excited to be representing this children’s book for the second time and having to work with the remarkable Vivian Head and Biddy Lee. Rumours has it that William Whiptail might become an ongoing series…

For those of you who have read it, please don’t forget to share your thoughts. I’m sure Mr Whiptail would be glad to hear from his fellow reader friends. Happy reading!