A persistent and indestructible cat keeps coming back, despite his owner's attempts to give him away.
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Slavin's illustrated version of the traditional song about a cat whose owner can't get rid of him is full of verve and an irresistible quirkiness. When this feline is sent off in a hot air balloon, the lyrics indicate only that he "came back," but the illustrations show him returning in a spaceship with green cheese from the moon. Old Mister Johnson puts his pet on "an ocean liner going far, far away," but the unflappable creature shows up the next day sporting Hawaiian tourist garb. And so it goes: cat is sent away, cat cunningly returns. At book's end, the contented yellow critter (having made his final reappearance in a yellow cab) watches TV beside his bemused owner, kittens happily wriggling about them. The music for the song is conveniently included at the back of the book, but what will make youngsters want to "come back" repeatedly to this infectious ditty are Slavin's jaunty illustrations that wittily amplify the humor. Ages 6-11.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Albert Whitman & Co. LIBRARY BINDING. Book Condition: New. 0807510971 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0389088
Book Description Albert Whitman & Co, 1992. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110807510971
Book Description Albert Whitman & Co, 1992. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0807510971