My Cat Mac

Margaret Forrester; Illustrated by Sandra Klaassen

Out of print

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Mac the cat has always wanted a special friend but when the little girl Catriona starts to dress him up in doll clothes, the friendship is under threat. Will they learn to respect each other?

254 x 210 mm
Floris Books
Picture Kelpies
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 6 years
32 pages
Publication date:
22 Apr 2010
Picture Kelpies


When a new family move into Mac the cat's Edinburgh town house, he decides to let them stay. He has always wanted a special friend and the little girl Catriona seems very nice. But when Catriona decides to dress Mac up in doll's clothes and pushes him around in her pram, he is not impressed.

Mac leaves home to teach Catriona a lesson. Catriona misses Mac, but will he miss her? And will Catriona learn to give Mac the respect he needs?

A charming and funny story about learning to respect animals and about the importance of friendship.


'I saw it in a bookshop in Edinburgh and the book was so charming I bought it right away. And to my delight the story was just as delightful... What a relief to read such a beautiful story with such wisdom, told in such a simple way.'
-- Trish Flannery, Netherlands (customer)

'This is a sweet book about friendship and respecting animals. With simple language and evocative drawings, it's a charming little tale.'
--Tina Hene, Families Magazine

'Catriona learns her lesson, and the heart warming ending is satisfying and endearing. A great story for teaching children to respect animals.'
-- Armadillo


Margaret Forrester was born and brought up in Edinburgh. She worked in India and England before returning to Edinburgh where she was a Church of Scotland minister and chaplain to two primary schools. She is the author of Mac's Christmas Star, another picture book about Mac and Catriona, and The Cat Who Decided, a novel about Mac for 6 to 9-year-olds.

Sandra Klaassen was born in the Netherlands but has lived on the Isle of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides since 2003, from where she drew her inspiration for her picture book, Uan the Little Lamb. She has illustrated over twenty children's books, including illustrations for Mac's Christmas Star, another picture book about Mac and Catriona, and The Cat Who Decided, a novel about Mac the cat for 6 to 9-year-olds.


Don't miss the second picture book about Mac the cat!
Mac's Christmas Star

My Cat Mac is in Floris Books' range of Picture Kelpie Scottish children's picture books. Parents of young children might also enjoy the dedicated Picture Kelpies website. Download and print out games, colouring and jokes for your children based on Picture Kelpie favourites, and find out more about these quality Scottish picture books to enjoy together.

Mac the Cat's story continues for slightly older children in Margaret Forrester's lovely book:
The Cat Who Decided

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