'As I was saying,' Shakespeare continued in his deep, theatrical voice, 'in the beginning there was just darkness. No lights. No fireflies. No sun, moon, or stars. No people. No animals. No vets or rabies shots or litter boxes or cat treats or fleas or...' Shakespeare and Dickens are two cats who are as different as night and day. Dickens is younger and more obnoxious than his older brother and has a very short attention span. Shakespeare, the wiser feline of the two, does his best to stay out of Dickens' way. With the help of these two unforgettable felines, author M E Weldon tells the story of the seven days of creation with a clever and unexpected twistShakespeare was there In the Beginning! He wants to use the computer to type out the story as he remembers it, but he can't type very well and unfortunately needs Dickens' help. In the Beginning presents the creation story in a way that children can easily understand and promises to be the start of many adventures to come.