cat is no ordinary cat:
Dr. Frankenstein names his new creation Nine -- not because cats have "nine lives," but because that's how many cats it takes to make him. However, Nine isn't terribly popular at the castle, and he's lonely. So the doctor creates a companion who turns out to be more than Frankenstein's cat bargained for.
Curtis Jobling has created a delightful feline hero in Frankenstein's cat. Readers will be laughing out loud at Nine's desire to be normal in a far from normal world.
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Curtis Jobling was raised in Warrington, England, where he grew up small and freckly. He is the designer of the hit TV show Bob the Builder. In addition, he has written, designed, and directed a series of animations for Nickelodeon. This is his second book for children.From Publishers Weekly:
Jobling, a designer of Nickelodeon's Bob the Builder animated series, drolly accounts for Dr. Frankenstein's first invention, a cat named Nine ("Not because cats have `nine lives,' but because that's how many cats it took to make him"). The feline fellow doesn't suffer for his unusual appearance, even though he sports a stitched head and mismatched feet. Instead, children and adult playmates reject Nine because he stinks, having been concocted from "A Persian here, a Siamese there... and a very, very, very smelly alley cat." Lonesome Nine asks Dr. Frankenstein to make him a companion and the giggling, purple-haired madman agrees. In whimsical paintings, Jobling pictures Nine as an expressive, smiling patchwork toy, rather than an undead monster; he shows the malodorous outcast in happy anticipation of the doctor's new creation ("A friend! I can't wait!"). The penultimate spread depicts the melancholy proceedings in silhouette after the second pet is revealed: "Frankenstein's dog chas[es] Frankenstein's cat around the castle forever and a day!" Despite the cartoonish story, Nine becomes a sympathetic character. Youngsters may well empathize with his unmet expectations as this jokey parody closes on a dissonant sad note. Ages 4-8.
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Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Pu, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110689846959
Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0689846959 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1201701