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The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC’s (the Hard Way)
By Patrick McDonnell
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Curriculum Subjects: Language Development and Reading: Concepts; Adventure: Animals; Humor: General
Grades: PreK – 1
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.
★ “A brilliant caper that young learners will want to pore over.” –School Library Journal
★ “It’s teeming with visual wit, and McDonnell’s cartoons illustrate the emotional dramas of the chase with telegraphic clarity.” –Publishers Weekly
★ “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