Every day at four o'clock in the morning, Findus likes to jump up and down on his bed. He wakes Pettson, who tells him to stop.
Because cats really need their early morning exercise, Findus decides to find a house of his own where he can jump and bounce when he likes.
But jumping on beds is one thing...living without Pettson is quite another.
(Ages 4 to 7 years)
“Their friendship is robust, profound, sincere, and—I dare to claim—one of the best anywhere in children’s literature. They have their ups and downs, their arguments and makings up, and along the way there is always a great deal of madcap humor.” —Playing by the book
“The Madhouse Mini-testers have requested this book several times at bedtimes and have been squealing excitedly before I’ve even got to the first page. Juliette does always end up doing impressions of Findus bouncing around on the bed though, so I may have to move it forward to a mid-afternoon read so that the excitement doesn’t prevent them going to sleep!” —Cheryl Pasquier, Madhouse Family Reviews
Sven Nordqvist is a leading Swedish children's illustrator and writer. Nordqvist was born in Helsingborg and grew up in Halmstad, Sweden. He originally wanted to be an illustrator but was rejected by several art schools. Instead, he studied architecture in Lund and worked as a lecturer in architecture in the university. Meanwhile, he looked for work as an illustrator of advertisements, posters, and picture books. In 1983, he won first prize in a children's book competition and since then has worked exclusively as an author and illustrator of children's books, which have won awards in Sweden and Germany. The Findus and Pettson stories draw on his own playful adventures with his two young sons. Nordqvist's unique illustrations are inspired by his delight in everyday life.