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Carter is a Painter's Cat
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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED. children's book 1970s: painter paints picture of cat in a different outfit every day, cat leaves canvas [s]

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Emma | 7 comments Pen and watercolor illustrations, I think. The painter painted the cat every day on his canvas, always in a different costume and - I think unbeknownst to the painter - the cat would leave the canvas in the outfit and live the day according to the costume. E.g. he was painted as a fine gentleman, leaves the canvas and dines at a fine restaurant, etc.

It was very dry and kind of wry and the cat wasn't cute but large and adult looking. The key line I remember is when he is presented with a restaurant bill on a silver tray and responds, "I do not eat paper. Only goats eat paper." You get my drift of the tone, I hope.

Thanks for any help.


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Emma | 7 comments Wow! Thanks. That's it. I had it in my head that the cat was named Samson but that's from another brilliant kids' book, The Church Cat. Carter's not that far off!


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