Baker Cat by Posy Simmonds

Baker Cat

Written by Posy Simmonds

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Posy Simmonds’ mouth-watering cakes and pastries are just part of the reason why Baker Cat is such an irresistible book, and not only for foodies. Simmonds’ busy pictures can be looked at time and time again for ever-more details about the clever rouses the cat and mice dream up to outwit the grumpy old baker and his wife. And for her shrewd insights into both animal and human behaviour. Glorious for readers of all ages.


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.


Posy Simmonds delights as ever with a subversive story rich in humour and glorious in its bakery details Guardian 20041016 Anything by Posy Simmonds is a must for parents as well as children -- Katie Law Evening Standard 20051219 Cat lovers of all ages will be charmed by this story about the collaboration between a hardworking cat and a collection of very clever mice. They will also be delighted with the way in which the wicked baker and his wife are well and truly tricked by the animals Through The Looking Glass Children will adore the fussy detail and the hilarious dialogue The Economist 20041211 A witty account of what happens when animals take over from selfish human masters Independent 20041203

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: from 5 to 7


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Random House Children's Books

Publication date

6th October 2005




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