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Margaret Mahy has written wonderful stories for every period of childhood and young adult life. She wrote for her family, as they grew up, waded through their teens, and married and had their own children. This is one of her funniest most whimsical picture books, with endearingly eccentric characters, including the cat, and his people....I never forgot this little tale, and am so glad to have a copy to share with the current generation of little folk. They too will love it.
Publishers Weekly, 1993-05-17 The award-winning author of The Changeover and The Tricksters scores another triumph with this mirthful escapade. As he dozes curled up in his habitual ball, a three-legged cat named Tom dreams of traveling to faraway lands. But to his owner, Mrs. Gimble, a widow who prides herself on her respectability, wanderlust is a dangerous thing. It's bad enough that Tom follows her ``all hobbledy-bobbledy'' around the house--no need for him to take after her brother Danny, a no-goodnik drifter. Mahy's prose is droll and dextrous, filled with winning wordplay; indeed, Danny's ``revolting, molting Russian hat'' plays a pivotal role in the plot. When Danny comes to visit, cat and hat are accidentally switched--to the eventual great satisfaction of all parties. Allen's ( The Great White Man-Eating Shark ) large-scale, cartoony illustrations serve up a deliciously bizarre, out-of-kilter world peopled by flat, pop-eyed characters. Especially canny are the images of the stubble-faced Danny doffing his offending topper to reveal a bald pate, and later donning cat instead of hat as he sets out to see the world. Ages 3-8. (May)
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