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THE CAT ON THE MAT IS FLAT by Andy Griffiths


by Andy Griffiths & illustrated by Terry Denton

Age Range: 6 - 8

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-312-36787-9
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

“ ‘Alas! Alack!’ said Harry Black. / ‘I cannot give that yak a whack! / or he’ll attack me with that tack!’ ” The creators of the aptly titled Just Disgusting (2004) reunite for nine rhymed romps, including the adventures of ducks Chuck and Buck and a muck-sucking truck, Ed and Ted co-habiting a shed and the pursuit of the ill-fated titular feline by a rat with a baseball bat. Paired to a few lines of primer-sized verse on each page, Denton’s scribbly line drawings of frantic, stick-limbed figures add appropriately frenetic touches. Definitely not your parents’ easy reader, but perfect for fans of Lane Smith’s Happy Hockey Family (1993). (Poetry. 6-8)