Drat that Cat! by Tony Ross

Drat that Cat!

Written by Tony Ross

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Best-selling Tony Ross tells the story of a cunning cat who knows just how to outwit its owners! Suzy Cat lives with the Baggots. She can be very well-behaved. But she can be ...Trouble. Sharpening her claws on the sofa, piddling in Dad’s golf bag, biting Granddad’s ankle – no wonder the family frequently shout, “Drat that cat!” But would they miss her if she wasn’t there? Suzy Cat devises a very cunning plan which allows her to behave as badly as she likes....and not get the blame!


Drat that Cat! by Tony Ross

Suzy the cat is always getting into trouble much to the annoyance of her family. She can never do anything right! So Suzy decides to teach her family a lesson and make them realise just how much they love her.

A witty and clever book from Tony Ross, surely one of the most distinctive and unique children's illustrators of the 21st century.


Lots of fun Books for Keeps

Another winner for those who enjoy Ross's inimitable style. The School Librarian

Ross is one of our best-loved comic illustrators. The Times

A witty and clever book from Tony Ross, surely one of the most distinctive and unique children's illustrators of the 21st century. One for the adults as much as the children! Askews Library Service

Hilarious -- Vanessa Lewis Booksellers Choice, The Bookseller

About the Author

Tony Ross

Born in 1938 in Wandsworth, South London, Tony Ross never though about a career in art, but says he fell into it after his dream of being a cowboy disintegrated when a letter he wrote to John Wayne was never replied to.

After Liverpool College of Art, Tony became an art director at an Advertising Agency but after a particularly bad day in the office he gave up his job to go into teaching at Manchester Polytechnic.

His first book was published in 1976 and as well as his own, he has illustrated over 1000 books for authors such as Roald Dahl, David Walliams, Paula Danziger and Michael Palin, which are published all over the world. His series of books written with Jeanne Willis featuring the extra terrestrial teacher, Dr Xargle, has established a huge following of fans. As has his fantastic and fun illustrations in the Horrid Henry series. A TV adaptation of his much-loved Little Princess series is currently showing on Channel 5’s Milkshake.

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Book Info


32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


Tony Ross
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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

6th February 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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