Welcome to Sunny Hills Mice School where the first lesson is recognizing DANGER! And that means CAT. So Miss Mouse shows her students pictures of things that are, and are not, a kitty. But the kids are a bit restless . . . until something enters the classroom that makes them all sCATter. But, is their unwelcome guest really a cat?
About the Author
A former elementary school teacher, David LaRochelle has been writing for children since 1988 and has won numerous awards, including the Sid Fleischman Humor Award, the SCBWI Golden Kite Honor Award, and the Minnesota Book Award. His previous books for Sterling were 1+1=5 and Other Unlikely Additions, illustrated by Brenda Sexton, and Arlo's ARTrageous Adventure, which he both wrote and illustrated. He lives in White Bear Lake, MN. Find out more about David at davidlarochelle.com. Mike Wohnoutka wrote and illustrated Little Puppy and the Big Green Monster (Holiday House) and Dad's First Day (Bloomsbury). He was also the illustrator of Sterling’s The Twelve Days of Christmas in Minnesota (one of our top sellers in the Twelve Days of Christmas regional series at 44K). Mike’s previous collaboration with David LaRochelle, Moo! (Bloomsbury), was an ALA Notable Book, a Junior Library Guild Selection, a CBC Blue Ribbon Book, and the recipient of several state awards. Mike currently resides in Minneapolis, MN, with his wife and two children. Learn more about him at mikewohnoutka.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This Is NOT a Cat! based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Simple, cute and oh-so clever! This picture book is sure to leave a smile on the face of young listeners, and older readers too. Little mice children have an important lesson to learn in school--what is a cat, and what is not. This could, after all, be the difference between life and squeaky death. The school mice are bored and not really paying attention. Until. . . This isn't a book bombarded with text, but rather only has what is necessary. The words are well picked out and bring the fitting emotions through crystal clear . . .and with a wonderful bit of fun as well. From page one, the story locks on and keeps going the entire way through. It's an easy read, so that even the younger end of little listeners will understand what's going on and enjoy every minute of it. The illustrations are a sheer delight. These aren't overly detailed but give exactly that what the story needs. There's a perfect balance of picture and word, each supporting the other. Still, the pictures invite to be flipped through time and again. And the ending. . .well, that's a real treat. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.