Unpaginated. Softcover. Brand new book. CHILDREN'S BOOKS. The mighty Kat Kong is on a rampage! Is anyone clever enough to stop this massive meowing menace? Three mice try to take on a massive cat who is wreaking havoc on all. The illustrations are done with manipulated photographic collage, heavily retouched with acryllic paint. By the creator of the Captain Underpants series. (Key Words: Children's Books, Cats, Mice, Fiction, Juvenile, Picture Books, First Reader, Dav Pilkey, CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS).
Publishers Weekly, 1993-08-16 In a bold departure for Pilkey ( When Cats Dream ), these two brazenly funny picture books spoof Godzilla and King Kong as they launch the mice inhabitants of Mousopolis against, respectively, a killer cat and dog. Touched-up photographs of the author's pets are set against fluorescent cityscapes and luminous skylines. The texts ripple with corny but kid-pleasing puns (``The Big Cheese tried to catch up to the hot dog with all the relish he could muster'') and shameless gags (`` `What are you, men or mice?' `Mice,' they squeaked''), while the pictures are packed with sly allusions (the mice give Kat Kong passage on the U.S.S. Ignatz ). Dogzilla is the more successful volume, for it works within its own simple framework--giant dog steals cookout food, mice win a playful revenge--and even delivers a surprise ending. The more hard-hearted Kat Kong jestingly raises serious issues (Does morality have a position in science?) without acknowledging their validity. Pilkey's irreverent exuberance is irresistible nonetheless. These inventive books may lack the elegance and soul of William Wegman's work, but they are infinitely more fun. All ages. (Sept.)
Publishers Weekly, 2003-09-29 From the creator of Captain Underpants comes the hilarious Dogzilla and Kat Kong by Dav Pilkey, first published in 1993 and featuring a wacky mix of animal photos, art and a deadpan Sam Spade-style narrative. The first title begins, "It was summertime in the city of Mousopolis," as the dreadful Dogzilla terrorizes the mice with her horrible dog breath. In the second, Doctor Varmint and Rosie Rodent capture the mighty Kat Kong and bring him to Mousopolis, where he breaks free and tears through the streets. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly, 2003-09-29 Several old favorites are being reissued this month. The Caldecott Medal-winning The Little Island by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Leonard Weisgard, tells about the seasons and animals that touch a small island ("There was a little Island in the ocean./ Around it the winds blew/ And the birds flew/ And the tides rose and fell on the shore"), and a kitten who comes ashore learns a secret about the island and a lesson about faith. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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