Dreamcats follows the adventures of two siblings, Elsa and David, who are locked in a dream in which the ‘people’ are large English-speaking cats who live in a town called Felinestow. These cats regard human children either as potential pets or food. Elsa and David are incapable of normal speech and communicate to each other via meows to the cats, who speak English.
The siblings arrive in Felinestow and are suddenly captured and held in an animal compound. Here they learn that Felinestow’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Humans is rounding up stray children for slaughter. However, a benign police cat, George, takes them into his care as pets. At George’s home, the children meet Bozo, George’s cockney dog companion, who the children discover eats human chops. Elsa starts to plot their escape but the Siamese cats declare war on Felinestow and they must stay and fight.
Elsa and David are thrown into a race against time. There is so much happening in Felinestow and they must decide if it’s real or if it’s really just a dream.
Author Christopher Best lives in Hertfordshire and based the characters in the story around his young grandchildren who he has dedicated the book to.