Can't Catch Me!

Can't Catch Me!


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A cheeky tale follows a speedy mouse as he taunts a progression of hungry animals — with a wickedly funny final twist.

“I’m the fastest mouse in the world!” Jake claims. “I’m like the wind. I am faster than lightning!” But will speed alone keep boastful Jake from being caught by a cat, a fox, a wolf, or a bear? “Can’t catch me!” he shouts. Well, clever Old Tom Cat will just have to see about that. . . . Expressive and energetic illustrations pair with a fun cumulative text in a mischievous story that begs to be read aloud.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763694968
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,130,005
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author

Timothy Knapman is a children’s book author as well as a lyricist and playwright. He is the author of Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes, Soon, Time Now to Dream, and the popular Mungo series. He lives in England.

Simona Ciraolo is the author-illustrator of Hug Me and other books for children. She studied animation at the Italian National Film School and received an MA in illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. She lives in London.

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Can't Catch Me! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
WhisperingStories More than 1 year ago
Jake was the fastest mouse in the world. He ran so fast that no animal could catch him. First tried Old Tom Cat, then Fox, followed by Wolf and eventually Bear, but none could catch him. He travelled that fast that he went all the way around the world and ended up back where he began, with Old Tom Cat. This time though, Tom Cat has a plan to catch Jake, but, will it work? Can’t Catch Me!’ reminded me of the Gingerbread Man story, with its repetitive ‘Can’t Catch Me!’ sang Jake. ‘I’m the fastest mouse in the world’. As different animals try to capture him. It is like a modern take on the story. The book is fun and engaging. The illustrations are a delight. They are full-page and colourful. They also bring the story to life with the expressions that the animals have been given. I can see this book becoming a firm favourite. It would also be a great book for a class read too.