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Sara Varon follows up on her irresistible CHICKEN AND CAT with a new tale about the fabulously sweet and charming duo.

When Chicken starts his own housekeeping business, he hires Cat to help him out. It's tough going at first. No matter how hard Cat tries, he is clumsy and keeps making mistakes, which causes Chicken to be upset and Cat very sad. Finally Cat listens to his inner-species calling when he bravely catches a mouse thief. The two friends make amends and decide to start...

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Overview

Sara Varon follows up on her irresistible CHICKEN AND CAT with a new tale about the fabulously sweet and charming duo.

When Chicken starts his own housekeeping business, he hires Cat to help him out. It's tough going at first. No matter how hard Cat tries, he is clumsy and keeps making mistakes, which causes Chicken to be upset and Cat very sad. Finally Cat listens to his inner-species calling when he bravely catches a mouse thief. The two friends make amends and decide to start a brand-new business called Chicken and Cat's Housekeeping and Mousecatching Services. This story about friendship and listening to one's heart is perfect for friends new or old.

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In this second wordless tale about this duo, Chicken recruits Cat to help with his housecleaning business, but Cat doesn't do so well. He breaks a glass, overdoes the laundry detergent, knocks over a bucket of water and takes a bite out of a houseplant-in front of the homeowner. As he sits glumly on the front stoop, Cat's talents are made evident when he foils a mouse-on-ladybug purse snatching, earning the praise of the neighborhood and making the front page of the Daily News. ("Cat Saves the Day!" shouts the headline. " 'The best,' says pal," continues the subhead.) Varon's sensitivity for the feelings of her characters-expertly projected through their gangly limbs and expressive googly eyes-gives the story depth, while the full-bleed spreads and panels jump from the page like movie stills. The tension between Chicken's brisk efficiency and Cat's well-intentioned but flawed efforts is not unlike that between assertive parents and distractible children; young readers will see themselves in the pet-loving dreamer, Cat, and revel in his moment of triumph. Ages 4-8. (Mar.)

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Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
Best friends Chicken and Cat return for another zany textless adventure. After breakfast, where Chicken is reading the Pet Ads, they take off in the Chicken's Housekeeping truck to clean a house. As Cat helps, there are mishaps, like a broken plate, and too much detergent overflowing from the washing machine. When the elephant whose house it is returns, he finds hungry Cat eating one of his plants. Cat is sent outside. While there, he spots a mouse robbing a large ladybug. He catches the villain, to cheers and the receipt of a reward. With this he buys a pet for Chicken. Meanwhile, Chicken has added "Mousecatching Services" to the sign on his truck. Visualized on single and double pages and in frames of different sizes, the action is direct and appealing. The anthropomorphic cartoon characters as well as the objects and settings are simply outlined in black ink and colored using Photoshop, with white for Chicken and bright yellow for Cat. Sound effects appear in a variety of calligraphic styles. Readers can add their own elaborations to the simple story. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
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Chicken and Cat return in this wordless graphic picture book that continues to explore their friendship and adventures. Cat longs for a pet but has no money to buy one, so Chicken invites him to be part of his housekeeping business. The problem is that his pal has no skills and, after a series of cleaning disasters, the hapless feline is banished to the front stoop. There he witnesses a purse snatching, captures the mouse villain, and is celebrated as a hero. With his reward money, Cat buys a pet turtle and Chicken expands his business into a "mousecatching" service. Varon's quirky ink and Photoshop illustrations show the endearing big-eyed duo from multiple perspectives through spreads as well as smaller panels. Readers will love following the tale that Varon so clearly illustrates.-Marge Loch-Wouters, La Crosse Public Library, WI

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Gone are the misgivings of city life found in Chicken and Cat (2006). Cat is now fully adjusted and ready to make a living. Or at least, enough money to buy a new pet. In Varon's latest wordless narrative, Chicken starts his own housekeeping business and who better to help him than his good pal, Cat? Except...one broken dish, an overflowing washing machine and a tiny munch on a treasured houseplant later-Cat finds himself banished to the outside stoop with downcast eyes and a gloomy slump. But suddenly a robbery happens right in front of him! A mouse has mugged Ladybug. Cat's feline instincts kick in and he gives the mouse a chase. With brilliant, victorious nonchalance, Cat tucks the fuming mouse under his arm and plunks him on the desk at the police station (where his ample reward awaits). Double-page spreads alternate with paneled pages to let the tale unfold with precise, laugh-out-loud pacing. This hip, spaghetti-limbed duo once again displays a sweet friendship and celebrates the power of individual talents. A welcome second adventure. (Picture book. 4-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439634083
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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    Outstanding Picture Book

    This charming book full of whimsical characters calls for rereading. The detailed, colorful pictures lend themselves to vocabulary increasing discussion or as a palette for creative writing. It has been picked for review and recommendation in the Chicago Tribune book section.

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