Find out how Jennifer Gray turned ordinary pets into the most incredible characters.
Turning their well known, and not so well known, instincts and connections into dramatic and daring heroes and villains.
So the inspiration for 'Atticus Grammaticus Cattypuss Claw', the greatest cat burglar in the world, was her own beloved family cat!
Jennifer has gone beyond cats to give similar treatment to magpies, minks and chickens, exploiting such factual research as the distant link with T-Rex!
See more of such character creation at http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2015/may/28/jennifer-gray-top-tips-for-animal-inspiration, beware vampires!