This is an hilarious story about a dog, a cat and a cheeky mouse, who because they are traditionally enemies, are always a combination that can have any number of outcomes and this one does.
Its format will appeal to very young readers because each page is based on a question that the reader has to answer Yes or No to, ensuring they use the clues to make their prediction. And not everything is what it seems. And with the ending in the reader's hands, there is so much scope for imagining 'what if'.
Mem Fox is the master of creating stories that not only engage young readers but draw on all her knowledge and expertise of early reading behavior to ensure they discover the joy of stories and reading and sharing them from the earliest age. Teague's depictions of the characters not only add to the intrigue but also add humor and a touch of whimsy. Definitely one for the younger readers in your life, but also for those studying the art of the picture book because this is an example of the very best at their best.
Recommended by: Barbara Braxton, Teacher Librarian, New South Wales AUSTRALIA
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40 pages 978-1416986881 Ages 4-8
Keywords: cat, dog, humor, fun, call and response, mouse, pets, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old
Join an unlikely trio for some irresistibly funny antics in this read-aloud gem from bestselling author Mem Fox and bestselling and award-winning illustrator Mark Teague.
Once there was a huge, scary dog. Right? Wrong! But there was a cat.
In this zippy, call-and-response-style adventure, a cat and dog are astonished to find a mouse in their house! The three circle each other while the story sometimes correctly describes their antics—and sometimes doesn’t. Young readers will love participating by pointing out which parts are right and wrong.---from the publisher