Can't Catch Me by Ann Hassett

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In this frosty spoof of the tale of the gingerbread boy, a mother makes her thirsty boy an ice cube for his lemonade.
The ice cube escapes from the freezer and runs out the kitchen door. He has big plans—he wants to grow as big as an iceberg so he can bump into boats.
“Can’t catch me—I’m off to the sea,” the ice cube says to the boy, an ant, a mouse, a cat, a goose, a man, and a dog as he leads his pursuers on a merry chase to the sea. In the end, the ice cube finds that just desserts are not always sweet. And a thirsty boy discovers that mothers really do know best.
 

About Ann Hassett

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John and Ann Hassett have collaborated on many heartwarming picture books for children. They live in Waldoboro, Maine, with two small girls, chickens, and a dog, as well as mice in the walls. John and Ann Hassett have been collaborating on picture books for more than ten years. Their books are known for their quirky humor and lively illustrations. The Hassetts live and work in Maine, where their eoecommute to work is short (upstairs, and first door on the right).e
 
Published September 25, 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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I’m off to the sea, where I will grow as big as an iceberg and bump into boats when they are not looking.’ ” Off he goes in a more or less traditional chase, but among the characters chasing him are an ant wanting to ice skate, a mouse who pinched her tail and a goose who wants goose bumps.

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But the ice-blue cube has titanic plans: ""I'm off to the sea, where I will grow as big as an iceberg and bump into boats when they are not looking."" Aided by its jaunty red running shoes, the cube hops, skips and jumps to the bay, while its line of pursuers grows to include a dog, a popsicle ma...

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