MR. KATAPAT’S INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES by Barroux

MR. KATAPAT’S INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES

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Age Range: 4 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

The creator of Where’s Mary’s Hat? (2003) glorifies a message near and dear to librarians’ hearts. Our hero, Mr. Katapat, looks like an ordinary man but he’s really a great adventurer. Every day he heads to the library, where the excitement begins—because “books are his passport to adventure!” Each one takes him on a new escapade: exploring the jungle, meeting Mr. Lincoln, warding off pirates, facing a kung fu master, slaying a dragon, and even solving mysteries. But his own life isn’t that exciting until he has a real-life adventure while reading a love story. Barroux’s quirky illustrations of oddly proportioned figures and stylized images are a perfect foil for the brief text; the cover, with Mr. Katapat reading a book in a space rocket, sets the stage and will lure readers. Sure to be a big hit with children’s librarians and other champions of reading. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-670-05916-1
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Viking
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2004




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