Review: Milo’s Little Secret

Awww, with those big eyes and furry belly, who could possibly resist a cutie like Milo?

Not his neighbourhood humans, that’s for sure.

Everybody in town, it seems, has a soft spot and a bowl full of yummies for that little rascal.

Not that Milo objects, of course!

But his scheme to con fine food and other luxuries from the besotted fan club lead to an unexpected complication…

And it’s up to the neighbours to solve this conundrum by working together.

Told in rhyme, and illustrated with beautifully detailed and colourful pictures, this is a funny story about a sneaky little puss.

Everybody has a tale about a cat living multiple lives and charming food out of people. I once had a cat who could convince every human who crossed her path that she was about to drop dead of hunger, despite her ample waist line. And yet nobody resented her!

As long as there are gullible humans, this story will be totally relatable.

This is author Rebecca Ralfe’s first picture book. Although Gabriella Petruso is a new illustrator, she has four picture books due in 2021, including the recently released Walking Your Human (see review here).

Both are clearly talents to watch out for!

Title: Milo’s Little Secret
Author: Rebecca Ralfe
Illustrator: Gabriella Petruso.
Publisher: Larrikin House, $24.99
Publication Date: June, 2021
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781922503145
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book

June 14, 2021 at 12:36AM Jo-Ann S