Clever Cat by Peter Collington

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Peter Collington, recognized master of wordless picture books, proves in this funny feline fantasy that he is just as entertaining with words and pictures.

Tibs, the orange tabby hero of Clever Cat, knows that being the cat of a busy working family means patiently waiting around a lot--to be let out, to be let in, to be fed. So one day Tibs takes matters into his own paws. To the amazement of his family, he opens up a can of cat food and serves himself. Soon he's a cat about town, with a set of house keys to come and go as he pleases and the use of Mrs. Ford's bank card to buy his own food--and a few other things that tickle his fancy. He regards the other kitties in the neighborhood, snoozing in the sun
all day, and thinks, What a bore! But when Mrs. Ford's monthly bank statement arrives, suddenly this clever cat must earn his keep, and Tibs begins to wonder if he's too smart for his own good.

About Peter Collington

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Peter Collington, winner of the 1994 Bologna Book Fair Honor Award, is the author of The Angel and the Soldier Boy, On Christmas Eve, and A Small Miracle.
Published April 6, 2000 by Jonathan Cape Ltd. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Though it doesn’t take Tibs long to discover the pleasures of eating out—not to mention shopping, movies, and card games—the job he is forced to take to pay the resulting bills leaves him both exhausted and barely able to afford even canned food.

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Best known for his wordless picture books, Collington (The Angel and the Soldier Boy; The Tooth Fairy) adds a clipped, comical narrative to his meticulously detailed art in this wry volume starring a

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One morning, Mrs. Ford finds her pet Tibs a bother and wishes aloud that he could feed himself.

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