This book is the first in a character-led series about these two irresistable and indomitable personalities.
Cat is trying to read a much-loved and classic children's fairy tale to Dog. Parents will sympathise with Cat as he suffers question after question from inquisitive Dog. Every once in a great while, a book comes along that combines story and illustrations so seamlessly and to such great effect that it looks effortless. This is such a book. Cat and Dog are destined to become a bestselling and recognised team; the Odd Couple of the book world.
About the Author
Diane and Christyan Fox together have created more than 40 children's book in the past 26 years; Christyan has also illustrated another 37, by various authors. They studied graphic design together at Middlesex University, and pursued individual careers before discovering how well they worked together. They live just outside central London with their three children.
' If you think you know the tale of Little Red Riding Hood think again. I adore the story, and was in fits of giggles as I read this version. The illustrations are simple but effective especially with the witty banter between the two characters as they discuss the tale. Readers of all ages will appreciate the humour, especially those who have read more than one version of the classic tale .' Nayu's reading corner ' The combination of text and artwork is likely to appeal strongly to older early-years readers and listeners, especially those who are well acquainted with the traditional tale.' The school Librian ' This is a clever and witty picture book... variations in page layout, text size, use of blank space and colour mean this book is beautifully designed. Very entertaining. ' Carousel ' The pictures, simple drawings of cat and dog throughout, are brilliant. They add wonderfully to the humour, I think because of where they're placed on the page and the tone of the words they go with. ... The tone is brilliant, is cleverly done and so very simple yet it works beautifully. Naughtiness and imagination and a good, fun story that is great to read at home, or lovely to give as a gift.' The book Bag "Every once in a great while, a book comes along that combines story and illustrations so seamlessly and to such great effect that it looks effortless. This is such a book. Cat and Dog are destined to become a bestselling and recognised team; the Odd Couple of the book world." The Guardian 'The humour is very funny throughout... The simplicity of the drawings and the laugh aloud dialogue will delight six-year-olds and upwards.' Irish Examiner 'A picture book which will be enjoyed by those with knowledge of fairy tales and the Little Red Riding Hood story in particular... The way in which the text is presented means that it could be read in class as a dramatic duologue.' CLPE 'Is this the longest picture book title ever? It certainly makes you stop and think - and the story won't disappoint...It's great fun and wonderfully illustrated with cartoon characters. Cat and Dog are set to become great favourites.' Parents in Touch '10/10 ...A novel & hilarious take on Little Red Riding Hood' Nayu's Reading Corner 'I'd be surprised if you can read this aloud without breaking into fits of giggles: I certainly couldn't. The combination of uncrushable characters, chucklesome text and spare, brilliantly expressive cartoon style illustrations with sparingly-used splashes of colour make for an unforgettable read.' -- Red Reading Hub
For Ages: 5+ years old
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st August 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.5 x 24.0 x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.35