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Drat that cat!, Tony Ross

Label
Drat that cat!
Title
Drat that cat!
Statement of responsibility
Tony Ross
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Suzy Cat always causes trouble but when she becomes so sick she must stay with the vet, her family members realize how much they love her
Tone
Character
Illustration
Review
  • K-Gr 3 — Suzy is the sort of cat to claw up the furniture, pee in golf bags, and make a general mess of things when she is feeling naughty. Usually she is very loving, especially toward people who don't like cats, like Grandpa. One day, though, she realizes that she is tired of her family being annoyed with her and decides to teach them a lesson; she fakes an illness and they are all so worried about her that they accept her behavior, good or bad, and she enjoys the love from her now-grateful family. Ross is famous for his skillful depictions of characters who aren't all good but who readers are invited to love anyway. His sense of humor is fully present here in the creation of a manipulative feline who feels that she has been slighted by her ordinary human family who have very normal reactions to her bad habits (dead birds in the living room, hairballs, etc.). Snarky yet sweet, Ross's pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations add comical details that will reward repeated sharing.—Jennifer Miskec, Longwood University, Farmville, VA --Jennifer Miskec (Reviewed August 1, 2013) (School Library Journal, vol 59, issue 8, p88)
  • When it comes to mischief, no pet can top a pampered cat. Suzy has long white fur and impossibly large blue eyes. Her full name is Suzy Cat Baggot. She is mostly well-behaved, but "when she felt like it, she could be really naughty." She loves to hop up onto Granddad's lap and get his trousers all hairy. Once, Suzy "did a piddle" on Dad's golf bag, and the smell won't go away. Suzy also thinks the new sofa will be perfect for sharpening her claws. Whenever anything bad happens, Suzy gets the blame--"usually because she had done it." Drat that cat! One day, Suzy stops eating; the children try everything, but she just lies listlessly on the bed. Dad takes her to the vet, who advises that she stay overnight. The house seems very empty without her. The children cry and even look in the garden for a place to bury Suzy. Two days later, Suzy has recovered and can come home. Everybody celebrates, treating Suzy like a queen. Late that night, Suzy visits Charlie, the dog next door, and explains that she was just pretending. She wanted the family "to know JUST how much they love [her]." Ross smartly keeps the text simple, letting his hilarious illustrations and keen understanding of feline psychology shine. A must for any child with a cat in the family. (Picture book. 4-7)(Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2013)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10217835
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ross, Tony
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 4-9
Interest level
LG
LC call number
PZ7.R71992
LC item number
Dr 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 3
Reading level
3
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Cats
Target audience
primary
Label
Drat that cat!, Tony Ross
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain in 2013 by Andersen Press Ltd
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
985266
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781467720304
Lccn
2013000871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781467720304
Label
Drat that cat!, Tony Ross
Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain in 2013 by Andersen Press Ltd
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
985266
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781467720304
Lccn
2013000871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781467720304

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