This handsome book has a built-in audience the thousands of children who have delighted in Fred Penner's music and signature song, The Cat Came Back. The story is simple: old Mr. Johnson is driven round the bend by a pesky cat who just won't let him nap in peace. The familiar words and infectious rhythm invite children to join in and read along. Renee Reichert's luscious pastels complete the entertainment, making a standout picture book and a perfect gift.
|Publisher:||Roaring Brook Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.76(w) x 11.26(h) x 0.27(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Fred Penner has recorded 12 albums of music for children, with sales of well over one million copies. He tours continually throughout the United States and Canada but makes his home in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Renee Reichert is the recipient of the Society of Illustrators' Certificate of Merit, among other awards. This is her first picture book. She lives in Centerport, New York, with her family and her 18-year-old orange cat, Theodore, who was the inspiration for the cat in this book.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Cat Came Back is a song/story, although the verses are not from the version I am most familiar. However, I think I actually like them a bit better. They still are silly and become progressively sillier, but somehow, they start out kinder, more humane. Anyway, it's still a funny book. The illustrations for this version are extremely rich and color-drenched, and, yes, silly, although the last one, my favorite, is quite sweet. This book is an overall winner.