Anatole is the happiest, most contented mouse in all of Paris. He is Vice-President in charge of Cheese Tasting at Duvall's cheese factory. He works in secret at nightthe people at Duvall have no idea their mysterious taster is really a mouse! So M'sieu Duvall thinks nothing of bringing his pet cat to the factory...
Clever Anatole must act to protect his job, and his life! He must do what no mouse has done beforefind a way to bell the cat. Bonne chance, Anatole!
About the Author
Eve Titus was the author of numerous bestselling and beloved children's books, including the Anatole books and many chapter books about a mouse detectiveBasil of Baker Street. Ms. Titus pased away in 2002.
Paul Galdone illustrated nearly three hundred books during his long career, many of which he also retold. His renditions of nursery tales such as The Little Red Hen, and Three Little Kittens have become classics. He illustrated nearly all of Ms. Titus' books, winning a Caldecott Honor award for both Anatole and Anatole and the Cat. Mr. Galdone passed away in 1986.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Nice story, interesting illustrations (all in red white and blue only)- builds upon the first book about Anatole.
This is the second Anatole book, and in this one he outsmarts a cat. The cat is owned by M'sieu Duval and has started to hang around Duval's cheese factory where Anatole works. Anatole almost gives up the job he loves out of fear of the cat, but soon finds a way to outwit his foe.I enjoyed this Anatole book nearly as much as the first in the series. The first few are the best because they're fairly firmly grounded in an (anthropomorhized) mouse's reality while still being fanciful of course. The rest of the series strays a little off course with Anatole's adventures. But this one is delightful.