Bringing you up to date with what's happening in the children's books world

Facebook    Twitter


Doris Morris

Doris Morris and the Invasion of the Neighbours
Written by Janet Kelly
Illustrated by Sam Porter
Bobaloo £12.99
ISBN: 978-0993509100

Doris Morris is a cat – she is rude, has bad manners, is picky about her food and only likes catching mice to bite their heads off. Ted and Amy love her but their parents are not too sure. They consider her to be old, dirty and smelly. Two very bad neighbourhood cats, Gangsta Cat & Lizzy, keep turning up when the family are out and making life miserable for Doris by their bad antics, for which she gets the blame.

Discovering this, Ted and Amy come up with a clever plan which catches the intruders in the act and ensures their parents realise that Doris is not to blame after all. Written in rhyme, this is a fun picture book that is ideal for both reading aloud or for children to enjoy reading alone. Bright, vibrant illustrations, that are full of humour, work very well with the text as does the elongated format of the book.

Annie Everall


Index of all articles and interviews featured in


If you wish to purchase back-copies, please contact the office.

All are available except issues 2, 7, 8, 16, 17, 20, 22, 25, 26, 29, 31, 35. 45, & 50
at £3.50 each including postage. See below. Some browsers may not display pdfs. In which case, click here to download the index.

The number of the issue(s) in which the authors and illustrators are featured appear in brackets after their name(s).


Facebook    Twitter


What they've said about Carousel:

Click 'refresh' to read another quote.


Past issues

Carousel 61

Michael Foreman, William Grill, Robin Stevens (Carousel 62)

Carousel 61

Nicola Morgan, Richard Adams and Lauren Child (Carousel 61)

Carousel 60

Jacqueline Wilson. Modern take on Alice and more (Carousel 60)

Carousel 59

Frank Cottrell Boyce. Simon Mayo, children's author (Carousel 59)

Carousel 58

25 years of ELMER at Andersen Press. Michael Rosen . . . (Carousel 58)

Carousel 57

The Great War, Chris Haughton, Mick Inkpen, Erin Lange (Carousel 57)

Carousel 56

Oliver Jeffers, Robert Ingpen, Sophia McDougall (Carousel 56)

Carousel 55

Michael Morpugo, Emma Chichester Clark, Shirley Hughes (Carousel 55)

Carousel 54

Petr Horacek, David Melling and New Zealand Adventures (Carousel 54)

Carousel 53

Sir Quentin Blake, Annabel Pitcher and Sara Fanelli (Carousel 53)

Carousel 52 Cover

Henry Winkler, Rebecca Elliott and Lemony Snicket (Carousel 52)

Carousel 51

Korky Paul and Winnie the Witch. Robert Swindells. (Carousel 51)