THE CAT CAME BACK by Bill--Adapt. & Illus. Slavin

THE CAT CAME BACK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A merry song about a man who tries various extreme measures to get rid of his cat, which always manages to reappear: ""Mister Johnson gave the cat/to a man in a balloon,/He said, 'Please take this cat/and leave it on the moon.'/The balloon came down about/ ninety miles away,/Where the man is now, well,/no one wants to say./And the cat came back/the very next day...."" In Slavin's energetic watercolors, the balloonist's suspenders are caught high on a tree branch, while the cat emerges from a futuristic space vehicle with a wedge of ""Moon Cheese."" Other visual extensions of the lilting verse are equally lively and amusing; whether by stagecoach or taxi, puss always makes it hack to her favorite perch as a couch potato with plenty of munchies. Catchy tune included; good fun.

Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 1992
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Whitman