STICK CAT by Tom Watson


A Tail of Two Kitties
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Age Range: 7 - 11
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When disaster strikes in the high-rise across the street, what can two kitties do?

Stick Cat lives with his human, Goose, on the 23rd floor of an apartment building in the city. Goose goes to work each day, but Stick Cat spends his free time with Edith, the chubby, dimwitted cat from the apartment next door, who squeezes (with difficulty) through a hole in the cabinet under the bathroom sink. They play StareDown and listen to Mr. Music tuning and playing pianos in the piano factory directly across the street. When Mr. Music’s arms become trapped in a piano, Stick Cat knows they are the only ones who can help…but how? First he has to carefully talk Edith out of harebrained schemes like grabbing the legs of two pigeons and flying over. Can Stick Cat save the day? Watson jumps the species barrier, moving from suburban stray Stick Dog (2013) and his loopy friends to an urban kitty. Transitioning smoothly are the plentiful line drawings and the humor of misunderstanding. Fans of Stick Dog will enjoy this series kickoff whether they are cat kids or dog kids.

Stick Cat…drawn to be a hero. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-11)

Pub Date: April 26th, 2016
ISBN: 978-0-06-241100-6
Page count: 208pp
Publisher: Harper/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 2016


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