Joanna Page, who won the nation's hearts in Gavin and Stacey voices the show's leading character, Poppy the lovable orange cat with a patchwork bandana. Joanna says:
"... everybody loves Poppy Cat; the books have been such a success. So to actually play Poppy Cat is such an honour – I’m over the moon."
The show celebrates the fun and power of inventing and sharing stories. Children are encouraged to use their imagination to solve problems and friendship is a strong theme. Poppy Cat is about Making Adventures Extraordinary!
We are enjoying watching Poppy Cat together. Lara's narration tells the story, which then springs to life. 2 year old Freddy is totally engaged by the colourful characters and the gentle animation. The adventures are very imaginative and I love the way Poppy and her friends work together to sort things out. The attention to detail makes it visually appealing and Freddy giggled at the funny antics of Poppy, Alma and the gang. The episodes are just the right length of time to hold a toddler's attention. Kizzy is 8, but Poppy Cat was one of her favourites when she was younger when she had the Poppy Cat's Happy Day board book. She is enjoying sharing her love of Poppy with her little brother.
Remember 10am weekdays for Poppy Cat! Perfect to watch with your pre-schooler.
You can watch clips and download activity sheets at Nick Jr's website!