The Cat on The Mat is Flat by Andy Griffiths
  

The Cat on The Mat is Flat

Written by Andy Griffiths
Illustrated by Terry Denton

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A collection of simple, witty story poems told in engaging rhyming couplets. The Cat on the Mat is Flat is followed by others about the Duck in the Truck in the Muck and Ed and Ted and Ted’s Dog Fred. All have a strong rhythm to carry the story on and all include a large dose of humour. ~ Julia Eccleshare

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The Cat on The Mat is Flat by Andy Griffiths

Features a rat with a bat and a very flat cat and a frog in a bog with a jet-rocket log, but the duck in the truck might just suck them all up. This work presents a collection of utterly nonsensical, totally irreverent rhymes.

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meant to be read as pure joy. It's a piece of candy eaten in secret between meals. - The Excelsior File

Griffiths's innovative book for beginning readers collects nine short, intentionally silly snippets propelled by kid-pleasing, tongue-tripping verse . . . Denton's edgy, stick-figure-filled sketches enhance the zaniness factor and the offbeat, ironic humor. -- Publishers Weekly

This collection of stories is fun albeit with a touch of mayhem . . . This is a good book for beginning readers, in the same vein as The Cat in the Hat and The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, It will likely spark a new rhyming nation of happy youngsters, some of whom will grow up to write their generation's outrageously funny advertising jingles . . . Any beginning reader will find it charmingly slapstick and fun. --Armchair Interviews

About the Author

Andy Griffiths

Andy Griffiths is a popular, bestselling kids author from Australia and is Terry's best mate. The Day My Butt Went Psycho! is his first title published in the United States. He has won rave reviews from kids and adults alike for The Day My Butt Went Psycho! and his other hilarious titles. Andy lives with his wife and two daughters in Melbourne, Australia where he divides his time between storywriting and butt-fighting.

Andy gets his wild and funny story ideas from ordinary life, he is a passionate advocate for literacy and thrives on having an audience (he's been the lead singer in a rock band). When he is not writing kids books, he is in constant demand to speak at schools (he's worked as a high school teacher) and writing workshops. His easy going manner, and his side-splitting sense of humor (he's been a stand-up comedian) all combine to make him popular with students of all ages.

Find out what inspires Andy Griffiths, his favourite books & authors, and more about the Treehouse series, in this Q&A!

Terry Denton is a bestselling and award-winning writer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. He is Andy's best mate. Among other things, he worked on the Horrible Science series for Scholastic UK. He lives by the beach with his wife and three kids.

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Format

Paperback
176 pages

Author

Andy Griffiths
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Author's Website

andygriffiths.com.au/

Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Publication date

6th June 2008

ISBN

9780330456364

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