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The Case of the Cat's Meow

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The four members of the Private Eyes Club—Skinny, Wizard, Snitch, and Tubby—solve the baffling case of the missing cat.
Paperback, 64 pages
Published October 25th 1978 by HarperCollins (first published 1965)
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This is a nice adventure for a toddler. It has a strong urban flavour of houses with ample yards for families. "The Case Of The Cat's Meow" always reminded me of that old television cartoon called "Fat Albert", with a friendly, creative gang of neighbourhood children in varied shapes and sizes. Bill Cosby voiced the whole cast about twenty-five years ago.

This book with vivacious images, was a gift for my 6th birthday. It is argumentative and feisty, not the fuzziest toddler story. I suppose I ke
Melanie, Aaron, Annie, and Mary Project
Read by: Annie
Author: Crosby Bonsall
Genre: Mystery
Interest Level: K-2
Grade Level Equivalent: 2.7
Lexile: 310L

This book was written in 1965 so some things are slightly odd - for instance, there is a fat character named Tubby, and something about the illustration of the black boy strikes me as possibly racist, but that might just be my imagination. Written in very simple language, this is the story of four friends who try to find one boy's pet cat after it goes missing. They notice that the cat has
Snitch is worried his cat, Mildred, might get stolen, so he hides her in the gang's clubhouse. Snitch's brother, Wizard, tells him nobody would steal Mildred in the first place, but even if they did try, they wouldn't get away with it. After all, he and his buddies--Skinny & Tubby--are private eyes with a clubhouse that's alarmed with a special water-bucket-alarm.

Despite what Wizard says, Snitch wakes up the next morning to find Mildred gone. He's certain someone has stolen her, and the gan
Edward Creter
Our amateur private eyes are searching for their missing cat--and wait till they do find her. Cute cute cute!
The kids enjoyed this book.
Dec 16, 2008 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading to their children
Shelves: 2007, childrens, mystery
This is a cute story, about a cat who disappears and the kids who work together to find her. Our girls really enjoyed this story, especially the surprise ending.
Sweet little story about four boys who go looking for a lost cat.
John Yelverton
This book couldn't even be qualified as cute. It was just plain bad.
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Although Bonsall studied at New York University School of Architecture and the American School of Design, she is most known for her children's books.

Her career as a children's author started as a doodle on her drawing board. Later, a doll manufacturer purchased the rights to her orange-haired, freckle-faced rag doll who later became a character in her first book, The Surprise Party.

Bonsall died in
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