Clever Catby Peter Collington
Tibs, the orange tabby hero of Clever Cat, knows that being the cat of a busy working family means patiently waiting around a lotto be let out, to be let in, to be fed. So one day Tibs takes/i>
Peter Collington, recognized master of wordless picture books, proves in this funny feline fantasy that he is just as entertaining with words and pictures.
Tibs, the orange tabby hero of Clever Cat, knows that being the cat of a busy working family means patiently waiting around a lotto be let out, to be let in, to be fed. So one day Tibs takes matters into his own paws. To the amazement of his family, he opens up a can of cat food and serves himself. Soon he's a cat about town, with a set of house keys to come and go as he pleases and the use of Mrs. Ford's bank card to buy his own foodand a few other things that tickle his fancy. He regards the other kitties in the neighborhood, snoozing in the sun
all day, and thinks, What a bore! But when Mrs. Ford's monthly bank statement arrives, suddenly this clever cat must earn his keep, and Tibs begins to wonder if he's too smart for his own good.
Meet the Author
Peter Collington, winner of the 1994 Bologna Book Fair Honor Award, is the author of The Angel and the Soldier Boy, On Christmas Eve, and A Small Miracle.
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The moral lesson behind this book it horrible. It basically teaches children that true cleverness comes when you figure out how to do the least amount of work as possible and that showing your true potential will just create hassles for you. And the worst part is that it delivers this message in a cute story about a cute cat with great illustrations.
This book is very funny, and has funny pictures too.This is a must read book and cat lovers will love it!
I love this book! This is the perfect book for a child or a grown-up cat lover! The illustrations of Tibs are humorous and outstanding. I have a copy for my coffee table and everybody who picks it up can't put it down!