The Secret Life of Walter Kittyby Barbara Jean Hicks, Dan Santat
Walter Kitty is no ordinary housecat. He's Fang—a swashbuckling protector of the high seas, a tiger waiting to pounce on unsuspecting prey, and a caped superhero ready to save the day. But do his "people," Mr. and Mrs. Biddle, acknowledge his greatness? Not even!So once in a good long while, Walter will answer to Wally or Kitten or even Snookums, but most of the time . . . he's Fang!With a hilarious text by Barbara Jean Hicks and fabulously fun illustrations by Dan Santat, Walter Kitty is one cat readers will not soon forget!
Like many a young child, Mrs. Biddle's cat, Walter, has an overactive imagination. In his dreams, he is Fang, the wild tiger who terrorizes mice; the fearless buccaneer who rescues his "Persons" (owners) from pirates; the brave adventurer who discovers ancient artifacts. Loving Mrs. Biddle calls him "Kitty," "Wally," "Snookums," and "Baby"; gives him catnip that induces him to dig wildly in Mr. Biddle's garden; and "skritch[es]" him under his chin as he dreams of himself as a small, masked superhero, cape flying as he rushes down the sidewalk. Walter's day comes vibrantly alive in Santat's full-page cartoon art done in acrylic, ink, and Photoshop. While Walter's thoughts and narration are in black type, those for the Persons and Fang appear to be hand-printed and are set in dialogue balloons. Mug shots of the feline in his many guises fill the endpapers. The combination of imaginative plot and comic-book elements is sure to capture the fancy of children caught up in the superhero craze.
Susan SchepsCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
- Random House Children's Books
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.84(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.39(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 7 Years
Meet the Author
Barbara Jean Hicks is the author of Jitterbug Jam. She lives in Oxnard, California.Dan Santat is the author-illustrator of The Guild of Geniuses and is the illustrator of the Otto Undercover series written by Rhea Perlman. He lives in Alhambra, California.
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A witty retelling of the classic Walter Mitty book aimed at youngsters. Clever enough to entertain any parent who will likely be asked to re-read this book on a regular basis. The drawings are first rate and the author manages to capture what I believe is the true inner mind of this fabulous feline.
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Name pikapower..but everyone calls her pika. Named after another cat....A ginger cat with beautiful green eyes. Loves fun and is always bursting with energy....doesnt wanna say who she has a crush on.....Deputy of BirchClan but she does have some experience as a medicine cat....has a tragic bakstory. If you lend an ear...i might tell it to you. MEOWMEOWMEOW? likes to say HELLO EARTHLINGS!!! a lot. Thankz!