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Monday 4 June 2018

Review: Cat Spies Mouse

In Cat Spies Mouse, Cat spies a mouse.

He wants to eat the mouse, but the mouse wants to know why.

So ensues a hilarious conversation about why cats must eat mice and why cats and mice can never, and will never, be friends.

Mouse seems destined to be eaten… until Dog arrives and spies Cat.

Cat Spies Mouse is a funny picture book about cats, mice, dogs and their complicated relationships. 

But really it’s more than that.

At its heart, Cat Spies Mouse is about challenging stereotypes. It’s about finding the courage to stand up and ask 'why', and it’s about digging deeper when the answer to that question is ‘because it’s always been that way’.

Written mostly in dialogue, readers are pulled into the story and stand right next to the characters as they have their conversations about life and the order of things. Different coloured text differentiates speakers, which makes it easy to follow the chatter.

The illustrations are super funky. The characters come to life in a cartoon style, and with loads of white space they really pop on the page.

Cat Spies Mouse is a fun and funny picture book that subtly teaches kids about tolerance, respect and challenging stereotypes. With a laugh-out-loud ending, a healthy dose of grossness, entertaining characters and engaging illustrations, kids will love it.

Title: Cat Spies Mouse
Author: Rina A Foti
Illustrator: Dave Atze
Publisher: Big Sky Publishing, $14.99
Publication Date: 1 June 2018
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781925675344
For ages: 4 - 8
Type: Picture Book