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The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC’s (the Hard Way)

  • Genre : Picture Book
  • Curriculum Subjects : Language Development and Reading: Concepts, Adventure: Animals, Adventure: Knights/Dragons, Humor: General
  • Grade : PreK-1st

Bestselling and award-winning artist Patrick McDonnell uses the ABC's to tell a hilarious, high-energy alphabetical adventure.

It starts with an ALLIGATOR and a BEAR chasing a CAT. When a DRAGON (and a chicken and an egg!) join in pursuit, things start to get REALLY interesting. A wild and wacky chase through snow and ice, and to jungles and over mountaintops, leads the whole crew to a wonderful realization: They're better off as friends.

From New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott Honor recipient Patrick McDonnell comes an exciting new take on the alphabet book for everyone who has ever wondered what's just beyond the front door.

★ “Expert, minimal, and gentle lines move the eye across each spread and to the next, an attention to forward motion that is equaled in the plot: while the little red cat is having a fine time, he is lost and needs help getting home. (Thank heaven for unicorns.) Touches of wit and plenty of zip recommend this for lap-sit sharing.” –Horn Book

★ “Give this book an F, yes, an F: for fun and funny.” –Kirkus

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