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Children will delight in following the black cat's progress through the dark wood, into the dark house, and eventually to the surprise discovery at the back of the toy cupboard, in this mysterious, beautifully illustrated picture book.

Journeying through a dark, dark house, a black cat surprises the only inhabitant of the abandoned residence.

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Overview

Children will delight in following the black cat's progress through the dark wood, into the dark house, and eventually to the surprise discovery at the back of the toy cupboard, in this mysterious, beautifully illustrated picture book.

Journeying through a dark, dark house, a black cat surprises the only inhabitant of the abandoned residence.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This stunning book -- theme and pictures both -- is based on a motif of great simplicity and power... a lovely end." --Observer

"Ruth Brown's spooky read-aloud book pretends to be scarier than it is: even the youngest listener should be delighted by the punch line." --Time Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780099874003
  • Publisher: RHCB
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Ruth Brown is the author and illustrator of A Dark, Dark Tale (Dutton and Puffin) and other children's books. She lives in England.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2007

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    There is just something great about this book for toddlers. The repetitive text, just a tiny bit scary pictures and surprise at the end. My 2 year old son loves it and as a toddler teacher my class used to ask for it all the time too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2003

    Highly recommended

    I am a preschool teacher and I read this story to my children during storytime and at their request. They throughly enjoy this book. It is a story that children read along because parts of it is repetitive. At the end of the story I bring out a little box with a tiny stuffed soft mouse inside. The children want to hold it and look at it, and before I can say "The End", they are saying, "Again! Again!"

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