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Dread Cat

Written by Michael Rosen

Illustrated by Nicola O'Byrne

Part of the Little Gems Series

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Dread Cat Synopsis

Once there was a very fierce cat. Not just fierce: totally, terrifyingly, stupendously fierce. Everyone was afraid of this cat. Her name was Dread and everyone dreaded Dread Cat. But then Dread Cat started to run out of luck catching mice. She hadn't caught any for ages. So she announced that she was giving up chasing mice and promised to never again hunt another mouse. The war was over. But was it really? Witty, lively and full of fun, this cat-and-mouse tale from a former Children's Laureate is sure to delight young readers with clever twists and the satisfying defeat of one terrifying cat. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

Dread Cat Press Reviews

[Rosen's] use of language is simple but effective, with more challening and interesting adjectives thrown in occasionally that lift the story, adding to its character. Nicola O'Byrne's accompanying illustrations and the design of the book all add to its reader-friendliness, as do the jokes and puzzle inside the end flaps -- English 4-11 Magazine An enjoyable and useful book to have in any primary classrooom as well as library -- School Librarian Journal, Vol. 65 Children will love the devious Dread Cat and cheer when he finally gets his comeuppance! -- The School Run, Blog Suspenseful and tautly crafted. Filled with rhythm, wit and vigour, it reads well aloud, using repetition and alliteration to great effect -- Books for Keeps A rollickingly good cat-and-mouse chase that is face-paced and filled with tension -- Toppsta review

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781125885
Publication date: 6th July 2017
Author: Michael Rosen
Illustrator: Nicola O'Byrne
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 96 pages

About Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen is one of the UK's best-loved children's writers. He was the fifth UK Children's Laureate and has won numerous awards, including an Exceptional Award for his 2004 collaboration with Quentin Blake, Michael Rosen's Sad Book. Michael lives in London. Nicola O'Byrne studied at Edinburgh College of Art and is now an award-winning children's book illustrator best known for her popular picture books. Nicola was born in Swaziland and has lived in Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Kenya, Scotland, and now lives in London.

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