Introducing Ottoline

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By Huw Thomasheadteacher and writer

With the investigative skills of Miss Marple and the kookiness of Amélie, Ottoline is no ordinary girl detective

Ottoline and the yellow cat

Chris Riddell’s Ottoline series (Macmillan, £8.99 HB) relays the amazing life of a kooky young girl named Ottoline and her hairy companion, Mr Munroe. The unlikely duo reside together in a luxury flat on the 24th floor of the Pepperpot Building. In their debut appearance in Ottoline and the Yellow Cat, Ottoline and Mr Munroe come face to face with a villainous and sneaky feline crook and, as a result, solve a mystery involving missing dogs.

In terms of text, Ottoline and the Yellow Cat is a relatively short novel, but it’s filled with little games, postcards, a poster, diagrams, maps and lots of fantastic illustrations that young readers of all ages and abilities will love.


  1. Promoting progression
  2. Interacting with illustrations
  3. Exploring settings
  4. Picturing personalities
  5. The No.1 girl detective
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  1. sabrina
    on 1 June 2017

    ottoline and the yellow cat

    your story is so good that I will rate you five stars thanks to your author for making this book it is so good that I cant keep my eyes of it WELL DONE