Sandi Ward

The Astonishing Thing

This sweet and insightful book, told from the perspective of the bright and loving cat Boo, follows the story of Boo’s family, which is thrown into disarray when Boo’s human mother, Carrie, suddenly leaves the rest of the family. Puzzled by the human behaviour of her remaining family, Boo is concerned with regular cat worries such as who will fill her cat dish, but also wants to understand what is happening to her family, and why. It will perhaps take Boo herself to help the family make it through their issues, and to finally make things right. This touching tale provides a beautiful and touching look into the intricacies of marriage and family life, all seen through the loving and unique perspective of the family pet.