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Cat & Mouse

3.54 of 5 stars 3.54  ·  rating details  ·  122 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Cat—crouching, creeping, prancing, pouncing—chases Mouse.

And Mouse—skipping, sneaking, dodging, dashing—chases Cat.

How will the game end? And will Cat and Mouse still be friends when it's over?
Unknown Binding, 40 pages
Published August 26th 2008 by Greenwillow Books
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Cat and Mouse play together, wrestling over a paper umbrella. The text follows a nursery rhyme, changing into Hickory Dickory Dock, and then returning to the original rhyme. As Mouse gets the best of Cat time and again, will they end up as enemies or friends?

The lively illustrations bring the old-fashioned text to vibrant life. Both animals are captured with attention to minute details, but then are made wide-eyed and action filled to great comic effect. Families who have kittens or cats will re
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
This story of the antics of a cat and mouse is told through the interweaving of three traditional nursery rhymes. Is cat trying to capture and eat mouse, or are they just playing? The pictures are very cute--my favorite is the one where the cat is distracted when he finds mouse's little umbrella. The look on the cat's face is SO typical, as is his possessiveness of the umbrella in the next few pictures. With its simple text and large, colorful pictures, this would make a good readaloud for presc ...more
Cat and mouse romp to some nursery rhymes and toys.
Easy to read large text.
Aug 09, 2010 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: 2010, childrens, pets, rhyming
The illustrations in this book are amazing. The lyrical narrative is pretty good, too, but I was mezmerized by the illustrations (especially the cat!) The detail and texture is wonderful and some of the expressions on the cat's face are hilarious. Fun story to read aloud, with two familiar nursery rhymes incorporated into the tale.
I loved the illustrations in this book! The expressions on the cat's face are priceless. It's nice to see an illustrator who can capture the "ZOMG, this choking hazard is teh best toy evah!" charm of a feline at play. Good times.
Gwen the Librarian
This is a clever and visually engaging storybook that integrates three familiar nursery rhymes in the games of a cat & mouse. Would be fun with older kids who are familiar with the rhymes and would get the visual interplay with the text.
Story of a cat and mouse who are friends. The story breaks off into a couple of different nursery rhymees (Hickory Dickory Dock, Eeny, Meeny, miney, mo ...) throughout the book. Fun for the kids to say along as you read.
I think this could be used in storytime for toddlers through preschoolers. It's a lot of fun with familiar children's rhymes incorporated into this simple story of friendship between a cat and a mouse.
This story is about a mouse taunting a house cat like Tom and Jerry, but they are really friends. This is a good book to teach friendship because cats and mice are not friends.
There are two pictures of the cat that are great. When the cat is playing with the umbrella and when she hollars page. Deacon and I laughed and really enjoyed this book.
A great read aloud for hickory dickory dock and eeny meeny miney mo. Cat and mouse are main characters. Large illustrations and text.
This is a fun story about a cat and mouse who are playing around. Great for storytimes. I enjoyed the illustrations.
Unique combination of text and traditional nursery rhymes. Illustrations are fun and quite realistic.
Vivid illustrations combine several nursery rhymes into one delightful story for the younger ones.
My girls adored this book. We actually used it to help your 3 year old be softer with our cat.
Nancy J.

Move over Tom and Jerry: you're not the only ones with the love/have relationship!
Oct 03, 2008 Stephanie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Stephanie by: New book cart
Shelves: pbs-animals
Very cute extended version of Hickory Dickory Dock! Cat and Mouse are darling!
I like the combination of rhymes, but the art could be much better.
"hickory dickory nursery rhyme, cats, mice, eeny meeny nursery rhyme"
Wonderful illustrations; delightful rhyming story.
Several nursery rhythms add up to this story.
Didn't work very well as a read-aloud.
Apr 21, 2009 John added it
Cute art, good for storytimes!
Cute accurate kitty likenesses.
Great illustrations.
Wendy Garland
Love the illustrations!
Mylksnake Wilson
Babes memorized this one!
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