Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Story Books
A Cat of a Different Color

A Cat of a Different Color

Fall 2000 Story Books
Ages: 8 - 11 yrs.
Author: Steven Bauer
ISBN: 0-385-32710-2
Hardcover Price: $15.95
Begin with one greedy mayor, add one shallow wife and one overgrown bully of a son. Blend this nefarious mix with a group of naive townsfolk, and you have the ingredients for a predictable story. Yet this pleasing book sustains interest by including the save-the-day schemes of a clever cat with his own greedy kin to win over. Whimsical scenes of owls imitating dogs combine with grim proclamations and upside-down inquisitions by the evil mayor. All’s well that ends well, and never did a grand comeuppance satisfy more than in this rollicking visit to Felicity-by-the-Lake.
Yvonne Coleman   ©2000 Parents' Choice

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