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Cat Spies Mouse PB

Authors: Rina Foti Illustrator: Dave Atze
Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)
01/Jul/2018
Children, Fiction, Humour, Inspiration, Social Issues
32
Paperback
230mm x 260mm
9781925675344
$14.99

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‘Cat Spies Mouse’ is a fun and interactive story about an arrogant and impatient cat who comes head-to-head with a humble and patient mouse.

Mouse, although small, is a game-changer who asks big questions. With each of her thought-provoking questions, Mouse is taking small but powerful steps to make the world a better place!

Fun and entertaining illustrations from Dave Atze provide additional depth and cheeky humour to this simple story with a big message.

“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.” – Kids Book Review, Shaye Wardrop

Rina Foti

Rina Foti

Rina Foti’s acclaimed picture books have been published internationally and translated into different languages. Rina’s inspiring works have been described as ‘delightful’, ‘humorous’, and ‘fast-paced’. Rina believes that early childhood is a crucial time for ‘planting the literacy seed’ if children are to develop a life-long love of language and literacy. Rina is the author of 6 children’s […]

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Dave Atze

Dave Atze

Dave Atze professional fun haver and Illustrator of all things cute and cuddly. Commonly found sketching up a storm with his trusty k9 by his side Dave has worked in cartoons, comics, games, toys, advertising and childrens books. Dave has illustrated a number of children’s picture books and he continues to work with author Michelle […]

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4 reviews for Cat Spies Mouse PB

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    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’.

    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.

    Shaye Wardrop – Kids Book Review

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    A classroom classic! A subtle way to foster respect and acceptance. A great conversation starter for kids (and adults too!)

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    There is no doubt that this story will open up discussion on the topic of fairness – at school, as well as at home, and question the notion about doing things without thinking, just because “that is what is expected”, or “that is the way it has always been done”. But why? And is it reasonable, or fair?

    There are two outstanding take-aways from this tale: one is the courage and bravery of the mouse to question what cat is doing, and the other is that the cat can absolutely not understand how mouse feels, until what he is doing to mouse, happens to him. It’s kind of satisfying to see him get a taste of his own medicine, plus being covered in dog-stomach-goop at the end.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Author, Rina A Foti has written a story that has a theme that young children are familiar with in the animal world – mouse vs cat and cat vs dog. Kids will totally get it. They will also understand the repeated words, “That’s not fair!”

    Illustrator, Dave Atze has created colourful, likeable characters that leap off the page, showing their personality through facial expressions, poses and humour that will attract children’s interest and make them giggle, but also help to develop empathy for the under-dog character in each situation.

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