Frank W. Dormer, (author/illustrator)

Things are not at all what they seem in this picture book mystery filled with rhyming wordplay. "It's a perfect day to catch a cat," muses a dog. But to his annoyance, all he seems to find are things that rhyme with cat. Rat. Bat. Gnat. Why can't he catch a cat?! In a fascinating and delightful twist, we 'click!’ to see the reason: the cat has been telling the story all along!

Published by Viking Books for Young Readers, April 2016


Editorial Reviews

PreS-Gr 2-An interactive book for the young techie crowd. Dormer's rhyming book about cats vs. dogs takes place on a computer screen. The black-and-white dog wants to catch a cat, but all he gets are things that rhyme with cat (bat, gnat) or have the letters c-a-t in the name (copycat, polecat). The dog's exaggerated temper tantrums will have children laughing beyond the end of the story because he appears again on the endpapers. The more colorful cat is not seen until near the end, but he is the one causing all the mysterious clicks that appear as speech bubbles on every second or third page. Children who play or have watched computer games will get the joke. VERDICT When reading this book, have a computer mouse nearby to add some authenticity and interaction to this storytime treasure.-Tanya Boudreau, Cold Lake Public Library. -School Library Journal

"Pleasingly harkens back to the classic 'Duck Amuck' short from Looney Tunes."--Kirkus Reviews

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