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How to Catch a Mouse

Philippa Leathers
Item #: D73656
Format: Cloth
Pages/Publication Date: 34 / 2015
Publisher: Candlewick
ISBN: 9780763669126
No Longer Available

Undersized and very cuddly-looking, Clemmie the cat is actually a brave, fearsome mouse catcher, and she would prove it, too—except that she's never actually seen a mouse. Perhaps, she thinks, they're all afraid of her. But wait—is that a pink tail, or a dangling ribbon? A whiskery nose, or a spider's legs? Readers and listeners up to 7 will love spotting the crafty mouse throughout this sprightly picture book and will root for Clemmie to discover the mouse under her nose; when the time comes, though, will she be perplexed, or will she pounce? In her spare yet delightful pencil and watercolor illustrations, Philippa Leathers takes evident delight in the details of this cat-and-mouse game.

"British author-illustrator Leathers's overconfident kitten will easily win hearts. Storytimers and lap-sit listeners will enjoy spotting the sneaky, smart mouse, who's always just ahead of the appealing feline heroine, disguising each physical feature as the kitten chases the look-alike."—Kirkus Reviews

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