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|Little red cat who ran away and learned his ABC's (the hard way)|
Author: McDonnell, Patrick
In this nearly wordless alphabet book, a little red cat runs away and gets caught up in a wild chase that goes everywhere from A to Z and back home again.
Kirkus Reviews (+) (07/01/17)
School Library Journal (+) (08/01/17)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/07/17)
The Hornbook (+) (00/07/17)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 08/01/2017 PreS-Gr 1—McDonnell's abecedarian tale takes a small scarlet cat on a breathtaking adventure. The clever tale—wordless except for two signs and one warning shout—begins when the feline notices his home's front door standing open and takes to the hills. He almost immediately comes upon a gape-mouthed Alligator, a climbing Bear, and an agitated Chicken along with a couple of other pursuers of the D and E variety. A chase begins with the cat leading his entourage through a day filled with ice and snow, a jungle, mountain peaks, and a potentially hazardous tumble off a high cliff. Humorous pen, ink, pencil and watercolor illustrations surrounded by copious white space are energetic and highly engaging for readers. The large letters of the alphabet appear near the top of the page and feature both capital and lowercase forms. While most illustrations offer a clear-cut answer to what each letter represents in the sequence, there are a few pages that require some thought; an answer key can be found at the end of the book. VERDICT A brilliant caper that young learners will want to pore over! A must-purchase.—Maryann H. Owen, Children's Literature Specialist, Mt. Pleasant, WI - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.