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Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 32 Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publication Date: 2009 Dimensions: 9.00 X 11.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0618997180 ISBN-13: 9780618997183 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours. Ages: 4-8
Finally, the solution to Aesops age-old question: Who will bell the cats?
Mouse and his friend, Brown Bat, are determined to get out of the basement and into the banquet hall to join the fun and frolicking there. But escape wont be easy with the cats blocking their efforts . . .
It will take many attempts and a surprising solution for Mouse and Bat to succeed.
Cynthia von Buhlers enchanted upstairs/downstairs world shows readers the rewards of determination, bravery, and creativityand reminds them of the uncomplicated power of kindness.
"Its an upstairs-downstairs scenario carried through in every way, the spreads frequently split in two horizontally to show the contrast. The typeface is appropriate to the location, heavy and bright in the Princesss rooms, while thin and pale in the mouses quarters. The action is richly illustrated in profusely detailed multimedia collage, framed in ornate gilt, which again emphasizes the differences in the lifestyles of the characters. The upstairs scenes glow in lavish, bright gold tones, and the downstairs scenes are dark and gloomy. Young readers will pore over this one again and again."--Kirkus Reviews
"Dark, complicated mixed-media illustrations bring a humorously creepy feel to the tale. A fancy typeface for the upstairs story contrasts nicely with the pseudo-handwritten type accompanying Mouses story . . . this story of an indefatigable mouse should find a welcome place on the shelves of any castle...or library."--Horn Book
"Children will find a lot to discover in the details, even after repeated readings. "--School Library Journal
"Its only through true dedication on the part of the artist that you get something as visually inspiring as But Who Will Bell the Cats? Beautiful and haunting with the kinds of images kids will pore over, there aint nothing like it out there today. A new fable in an all-new style."--Fuse 8 Blog
"Destined to earn the "classic" label down the road…"--UrbanBaby.com