THE UNDERGROUND CATS by Susan Bennett

THE UNDERGROUND CATS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The lazy daughter and the industrious stepdaughter come into their usual just deserts here, but the agents of reward and punishment are a neat, unassuming family of ""underground"" cats who work hard all day and are fed meat and macaroni by their fair-minded momma cat. Momma cat's justice -- clothes ""like a bride"" and a handsome husband for the good girl and a spoiled pudding in the face for the bad one -- is fairly primitive even by fairy godmother standards, yet it's completely appropriate to the naive world of the striped, cut paper cats and the stripe-skirted, simple-faced sisters. Bennett's illustrations are stylishly plain in rust, black and soft green and clear enough to please the very youngest who'll appreciate the cats' straightforward domestic arrangements.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1974
Publisher: Macmillan