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KAT KONG by Dav Pilkey


by Dav Pilkey, illustrated by Dav Pilkey

Age Range: 4 - 10

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-15-242036-3
Publisher: Harcourt

 The irrepressible Pilkey strikes again with a spoof of the famous film, enacted by a real cat and some mice (``Flash as Professor Vincent Varmint, Rabies as Rosie Rodent,'' etc.) in color photo images imposed on background paintings. Puns and parody abound--the voyaging mice find natives ``offering up a sacrificial can of tuna'' while chanting, `` `Heeeer, Ki-tee Ki- tee!' ''; they trap the cat in a bag (being careful not to let him out), and attempt to display him back home, but he escapes, captures Rosie, climbs tall ``Romano Inn,'' and falls: ``Curiosity killed the cat!'' Artfully designed, colorful, and funny--especially for those who know King Kong. In the same vein: Dogzilla, starring the same intrepid mice and a pleasant-looking corgi (ISBN: 0-15-223944-8; paper: 0-15-223945-6). (Picture book. 4-10)