Patrick McDonnell - The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC's (The Hard Way) - Little, Brown Book Group

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The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC's (The Hard Way)

By Patrick McDonnell

  • Hardback
  • £12.99

In a return to his classic style, bestselling and award-winning artist Patrick McDonnell uses the ABC's to tell a hilarious, high-energy alphabetical adventure.

From New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott Honor recipient Patrick McDonnell comes an exciting take on the alphabet book, for everyone who has ever wondered what's just beyond the front door.

It starts with an ALLIGATOR and a BEAR chasing a CAT. When a DRAGON (and a chicken and an egg!) join in pursuit, things start to get REALLY interesting. A wild and wacky chase through snow and ice, and to jungles and over mountaintops, leads the whole crew to a wonderful realization: They're better off as friends.

Biographical Notes

Patrick McDonnell is the author and illustrator of Tek: The Modern Cave Boy, Thank You and Good Night, A Perfectly Messed-Up Story, The Monsters' Monster, and Me...Jane, a Caldecott Honor Book. He is also the creator of the internationally syndicated comic strip Mutts, which inspired his picture books The Gift of Nothing, Hug Time, and others. He lives in New Jersey.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780316502467
  • Publication date: 28 Dec 2017
  • Page count: 48
  • Imprint: Little, Brown Young Readers US
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