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Mog and Bunny


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/ Key title New cover, new format reissue of this story about everyone's favourite family cat, Mog. / All the titles in this best-selling series are reissuing in a uniform format with new covers / Judith Kerr is one of the best-loved children's authors of the twentieth century. / Judith Kerr's books about Mog, the loveable, accident-prone cat, have entertained countless children for more than thirty years and sold over three million copies worldwide. / The first story, 'Mog The Forgetful Cat' was published in 1970 and Mog has remained a favourite ever since. / Judith Kerr is well loved for her classic picture book 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' which has sold over two million copies. / Judith Kerr's first novel, 'When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit', won the prestigious Jugendbuchpreis in Germany and has sold over 500,000 copies. / HarperCollins Children's Books are proud to be Judith Kerr's sole publisher. / Competition: Harry the Dirty Dog, Orlando the Marmalade Cat

About the Author

Judith Kerr escaped to England with her family in 1936, after fleeing Hitler's Germany. During the War she worked for the Red Cross before winning a scholarship to the Central School of Art and Crafts in 1945. She worked as an artist and as a BBC television scriptwriter, before becoming one of the best-loved children's authors of the twentieth century. Judith Kerr has written three novels about her childhood, including 'When Hilter Stole Pink Rabbit', and many picture books.


PreS-K-- The story of a cat named Mog who forms a deep attachment to a toy rabbit. The pictures are done in bright colored pencil and marker, with cartoon-styled characterizations. Mog is given a wide range of facial expressions and typical cat movements. The humorous story can easily be read by younger independent readers, as well as read aloud. This is an average picture book of average quality. There are more appealing books about cats, including Sebastian: the Tale of the Curious Kitten (Knopf, 1987) by Vanessa Julian-Ottie, Hot-Air Henry (Morrow, 1981) by Mary Calhoun, and Roger's Umbrella (Dutton, 1982) by Daniel Pinkwater. Mog and Bunny is missing some of the warmth, closeness, and affection that is seen between pets and children as in Norma Simon's Oh, That Cat! (1986) and Where Does My Cat Sleep (1982; o.p., both Albert Whitman). --Evelyn Squillari, Clark County Library District, Las Vegas

Praise for Mog the Forgetful Cat: 'Grandparents are likely to get as much fun out of seeing it again as the new generation of fans just learning to read!' Choice Magazine 'A lovely book for all Mog-fanciers' The Observer Praise for Goodbye Mog: 'Kerr's warmth, humour and honesty make this an engaging introduction to a difficult topic' Financial Times 'Believable, amusing and moving' Nursery World 'A supremely sensitive story' The Times 'The best, most consoling book for children on the subject of bereavement!a joy to read' The Independent on Sunday

Any child who drags around a scruffy toy or blanket will identify with Mog, the Thomas family's cat, and his stuffed toy, Bunny. At night, Mog sleeps with Bunny. During the day, ``you never knew where Bunny would go next''in Mr. Thomas's slippers, or in Mog's water dish, or on a chair at suppertime. Kerr's text and pictures keep the action building as Bunny annoyingly turns up in the oddest places; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas finally threaten to throw Bunny in the trash. When a family picnic ends in a thunderstorm, Mog remains outside. At bedtime, the childrenNicky and Debbietry to coax Mog inside, and discover the reason he has endured the dark and the rain: Bunny is trapped under a barbecue fork and Mog can't carry it away. Nicky and Debbie rescue their cat and his toy, and even Mrs. Thomas agrees that Mog would be ``too sad'' if they ever threw Bunny away. All told, this story offers an inventive plot, sweet and funny art and a tactful point about treasures. Ages 3-6. (Jan.)

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