Cat Tale by Michael Hall

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From word to word they find their way, Lillian, Tilly, and William J.

Like this:

They spot some ewes.

They use a box.

They box some fleas.

And flee a steer . . .

First they see, then they do.

The only thing missing? You!

Come join the fun.


Michael Hall's inquisitive cats set out to spend the afternoon snacking and reading, but wind up chasing words, including homophones and homonyms, on a silly tongue twister of an adventure!


About Michael Hall

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Michael Hall is the creator of the national bestseller My Heart Is Like a Zoo and the acclaimed Perfect Square. He is also the creative director of Hall Kelley, Inc., a design firm. He lives in a renovated barn outside Minneapolis.
Published August 28, 2012 by Greenwillow Books. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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The artwork, simple in its appearance yet interwoven with the text with utmost sophistication, playfully offers the easiest and funniest lesson on homophones possible, inviting repeat readings and likely inspiring continuing silliness.

Aug 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Cat Tale

The New York Times

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Two clever new picture books about friendships and rivalries between cats.

Sep 19 2012 | Read Full Review of Cat Tale

Publishers Weekly

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Each line ends with a solid, gratifying thump: “They flee a steer./ They steer a plane./ They plane a board./ They board a train.” A huge, blue steer sends the cats dashing into a blobby purple plane.

Jul 09 2012 | Read Full Review of Cat Tale

City Book Review

Then they make boxing gloves out of boxes to box the fleas.

Oct 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Cat Tale

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