Baker Cat by Posy Simmonds

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Hurrah for the Baker’s Cat – and the mice that help him! The poor old baker’s cat is very badly treated by the mean and nasty baker and his even meaner and nastier wife! They work him to the bone doing all the chores and specifically keeping the mice out. The cat has had enough! But then the mice come up with a very clever plan. Soon the mice and the cat outwit the baker and his wife. There are new owners in the shop – the cakes and buns have never been more delicious! Posy Simmonds has created a bakery stuffed full of treats for cats, mice and readers to enjoy.


Baker Cat by Posy Simmonds

All day long the baker's cat toils in the bakery and all night he is expected to catch the mice that run riot in the storeroom. If he doesn't catch any mice, the beastly baker tells him, he won't get any food. Too exhausted to chase after the cheeky rodents, the baker's cat becomes thin and sad and weepy, until the mice take pity on him and together they concoct a clever plan...


Posy Simmonds delights as ever with a subversive story rich in humour and glorious in its bakery details. Guardian

Anything by Posy Simmonds is a must for parents as well as children. Evening Standard

Children will adore the fussy detail and the hilarious dialogue. The Economist

About the Author

Posy Simmonds

Posy Simmonds is the author of many books for adults and children, including Gemma Bovery, Lulu and the Flying Babies and Fred, the film of which was nominated for an Oscar. She has contributed a series of weekly cartoon strips to the Guardian since 1977, and has won international awards for her work, inlcuding the Grand Prix 2009 de la Critique Bande Dessiné for Tamara Drewe.

She lives in London.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

7th August 2014




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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