"Big Cat, Big Cat, catch me if you can!" Every day the tiny mouse teases the big cat. And every day the cat sets off in hot pursuit. But the mouse is fast and always makes it home to safety -- just in the nick of time. Until one day the cat takes a shortcut. When the mouse arrives home, the cat is waiting... and boy is he hungry!
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John Archambault is a poet, songwriter, and storyteller who has wanted to be a writer ever since he was in the third grade. He and Bill Martin have collaborated on several other books, including Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Barn Dance!, Listen to the Rain, and Up and Down on the Merry-Go-Round. Mr. Archambault lives in California and has a three-year-old and a five-year-old.
Bill Martin Jr., is considered one of America's outstanding teachers and educational lecturers. His numerous publications include the classics Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?, both illustrated by Eric Carle. He lives in New York City.
Bruce Degen has written and illustrated several books including Jamberry. He collaborated with Nancy White Carlstrom on the popular Jesse Bear books, and with Joanna Cole on the best-selling Magic Schoolbus series. Mr. Degen lives in Newton, Connecticut.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 3-This lesson about the dangers of teasing is presented in a delightful package. A young mouse taunts, "'Big cat, big cat, catch me if you can!'" Twice the rodent manages to escape to his house, where its mother forcefully warns the big bully to "'pick on someone your own size.'" But on the third try, the cat takes a shortcut and grabs the mouse before he can reach home. Only the youngster's quick thinking allows him to escape. The rhymed text, repetitive phrases, and patterned plot make this a perfect choice for beginning readers. The dialogue appears in italics, encouraging readers to dramatize the story. Degen's large, watercolor illustrations are filled with wonderful, Victorian period detail. Occasionally, text appears in a decorative frame centered with a crown or bordered with fancy flowers and wrought-iron designs. King Cat himself looks somewhat like a critter from a Beatrix Potter tale. While the young mouse may never go to King Cat's house again, young readers will definitely keep coming back to this book for more.
Marianne Saccardi, Whitby School American Montessori Center, Greenwich, CT
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bruce Degen (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0064434605
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110064434605
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