Darling pictures by Lucy Dawson, pencil sketches reproduced on buff paper, give a special quality to this friendly story of Hodge, the cat (page Dr. Johnson's famous cat?), who was the brains behind the mischief for which Puppy was blamed. But they always managed to hold their own with the family until Ginger Kitten upset their applecart and got them into disgrace. They found a way out in the end. Good gift book for a youngster who wants a bit more than just pictures in a picture-story-book. Vocabulary is a trifle mature for beginners -- set at second and third grade level, though it could be read aloud to younger children. Has the look of a quality job of book-making, without quite the quick popular appeal of most of this group.