Why do cats have tails? - David Ling and Stephanie Thatcher


Children can come up with some pretty funny questions, and here in this warm and amusing story Grandpa teases his granddaughters with some very unusual answers. The girls reject all his silly answers until one of them comes up with an idea that even Grandpa couldn't think of. This is a story that grandparents and grandchildren will love.

David Ling is an Auckland-based publisher of both adult and children's books. He created the Duck Creek Press imprint in 2010 and is also the author of But what did we get for grandpa? illustrated by Dick Frizzell (1983).

Stephanie Thatcher lives in Huia, West Auckland, with her husband and three young boys. For Duck Creek Press she has also written and illustrated The Quiet Pirate (2013), winner of a Storylines Notable Book Award in 2014, and The Toy Fairy (2014).


  • 210 x 255mm, 32 pages
  • Hardback, ISBN 978-1-927305-03-4, RRP: $29.99
  • Paperback, ISBN 978-1-927305-04-1, RRP: $19.99

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