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What Will Fat Cat Sit On?
     

What Will Fat Cat Sit On?

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by Jan Thomas
 

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What will Fat Cat sit on? The pig? (Oink!) The chicken? (Cluck!) How about the dog? (Grrrr.)

Everyone in this bumbling animal gang (understandably) hopes the victim will be someone else! Leave it to Mouse to come up with a brilliant solution that satisfies everyone, even Fat Cat himself. Filled with hilarious asides and an

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What will Fat Cat sit on? The pig? (Oink!) The chicken? (Cluck!) How about the dog? (Grrrr.)

Everyone in this bumbling animal gang (understandably) hopes the victim will be someone else! Leave it to Mouse to come up with a brilliant solution that satisfies everyone, even Fat Cat himself. Filled with hilarious asides and an interactive question-answer format, this irreverent young picture book will delight toddlers who love to shout "NO!"

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review

“Fat Cat’s sheepish grin is the running punch line in this cheerful, boldly designed picture book. Fun to read aloud, it would also make an effective early reader for preschoolers. . . . By the end, the cow, a pig, a dog and a chicken can be thankful to a mouse for providing a nice fat chair.”
Julie Just
Fun to read aloud, it would also make an effective early reader for preschoolers.
—The New York Times
Publishers Weekly

Fat Cat is ready to take a seat, and all the other animals firmly believe it's not a matter of "what" but rather "whom" he will choose for his resting place. Solidarity quickly breaks down-"Sit on the Pig! Sit on the Pig!" shrieks Chicken in full Furies-like mode-until Mouse gingerly broaches an alternative: "Perhaps he could sit on the chair?" Sighs of relief all around-until the animals realize it's Fat Cat's lunchtime. Thomas, in a rollicking and highly promising debut, makes this book a laugh-out-loud pas de deux between Dick-and-Jane-get-stylish typography (which goes by the evocative names of Eatwell Chubby and Chaloops) and the supremely silly visual evocation of high anxiety. Eschewing anything that smacks of a setting (except for the comfy chair to which Fat Cat is directed) she renders her barnyard characters in super-saturated colors and thick, bold outlines. Mood swings generally have a bad name these days, but Thomas makes them a hoot. Ages 3-5. (Sept.)

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Kirkus Reviews
"Familiar animals, repetitive text and heavily outlined page-filling graphic illustrations add up to a lot of laughs. This is a book that toddlers and new readers will reach for again and again."
School Library Journal

PreS-K
Observing the wide Cheshire grin from the front cover, readers are soon made aware that Fat Cat is getting ready to sit down. It takes only one page for them to realize that what is to come is utmost absurdity-will Fat Cat sit on a cow, a chicken, or a pig? Finally, mouse comes up with a grand idea to solve the current problem. But wait-now it is lunchtime! What will Fat Cat eat? This book could be classified as an easy reader for those who are just beginning to recognize words that sound alike and are repeated through the text, because picture clues are abundant. Yet toddlers can equally enjoy the story because of the simple yet direct question posed in the title. The cartoon illustrations are bright, basic, and expressive, with a bold outline for each character, allowing the pages to be seen by a group at storytime. The well-paced, laugh-out-loud humor ensures that this story can be enjoyed again and again.
—Blair ChristolonCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152060510
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
219,809
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

What People are Saying About This

Publishers Weekly
* “Thomas, in a rollicking and highly promising debut, makes this book a laugh-out-loud pas de deux between Dick-and-Jane-get-stylish typography and the supremely silly visual evocation of high anxiety.” (starred review)

Meet the Author


JAN THOMAS is the creator of many hilarious books for young readers, including her Ready-to-Laugh Readers series. When she isn't working on children's books, she's painting pictures, playing the drums, backpacking, or wrangling dust bunnies.

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What Will Fat Cat Sit On? 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Janice Pedersen More than 1 year ago
book does not format properly when opened so is totally unreadable. a great disappointment and a waste of money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fast paced picture book, with great illustrations and an imposing main character. This was Jan Thomas' first picture book and remains a favorite. My kids love this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The formatting of this book renders it totally unreadable, even after all the attempts by customer service to repair it. This title should be pulled until a valid copy is available.