Tojo and Nelly’s Cat Tales


“I have studied many philosophers and many cats.

The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.”

Hippolyte Taine

Welcome to the world of Tojo and Nelly’s Cat Tales, and thank you for visiting our website. My name is Maria Merrett, and I am the creator and publisher of the Tojo and Nelly book series. Tojo and Nelly are my own real-life cats, and the inspiration behind all of the stories. Having raised two children of my own and now having a grandson as well, I am no stranger to children’s tales, and creating enthralling stories to captivate young imaginations! All of the characters in the series are based upon my own cats and my family’s and friends’ pets, and it is certainly fair to say that animals provide a never-ending source of entertainment and inspiration!

My project partners in bringing Tojo and Nelly’s Cat Tales to life are Tamara Forge, the writer of the series, and Nana Burduli, a renowned artist and illustrator whose beautifully detailed pictures accompany the stories to really bring the tales to life. We have all very much enjoyed creating the series, and we hope that you and your children will gain just as much enjoyment from reading it! Tojo and Nelly’s stories are tailored towards children, but cat lovers of all ages will enjoy following the adventures of our two feline muses and their friends.

The first series of seven books is available now, and we are already at the planning stage for a second series. For Christmas time, we also produced a special Christmas edition. As well as the beautifully illustrated books, Tojo and Nelly’s Cat Tales will be available in audio too, soon, narrated by Polly to give readers the choice of either reading the stories to their children themselves or listening along with them, so exciting times lay ahead for our feline heroes! To find out about our upcoming plans and new releases, please consider signing up for our newsletter. You can also keep up to date on Tojo and Nelly’s adventures by following us on Twitter  or by reading the Tojo and Nelly blog, which contains pictures, videos and stories. Please take a while to look around the rest of the website, and enjoy your visit!

Tojo and Nelly’s Cat Tales are Children Stories about the adventures of real-life cats Tojo and Nelly with their friends. Not only are these bedtime stories for kids, but they stories for cat-lovers of all ages as well. The first seven series of seven books are now available at Amazon Books Kindle format or you can order them through our website.

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This series of bedtime stories for kids can be ordered at Amazon Books Kindle format. For more information about Tojo and Nelly’s children stories please feel free to contact us.