Lottie and Jack are two mice who live on a farm. They are blissfully happy -- except for Angus the Cat, who is mean nasty and downright dangerous. He steals their Christmas lunch and even makes sure they have no presents on Christmas Day. The little mice decided to visit Gavin the rat ( or Ton Chi, as he prefers to be called.) to see if there is any way they can sort out their problem. On the way, they discover a beautiful little golden bell, which gives the wise old rat a brilliant idea of how to help his friends. Nick Butterworth is one of the foremost author/illustrators working today. This new Christmas book, with its characteristic humour and warmth, will delight children and their families. AGE 4-7
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Nick Butterworth was born in 1946 in Kingsbury, North London and grew up in a sweet shop. He has worked as a graphic designer for major London design consultancies. Nick then launched into freelance graphics and illustrations working in partnership with three others, including Mick Inkpen. In 1981 his first children's book was published, B.B. Blacksheep and company.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2?Living in a stable, Jack and Lottie would be happy farm mice if it weren't for Angus, That Cat who steals their Christmas food, writes a note to Santa telling him they are away, and generally terrorizes them any chance he gets. Finally they appeal to the wise rat Ton-Chee for help and the three come up with a clever plan to bell the dreaded feline. The simply told story makes a good nonsectarian read-aloud. Though they are too small for large groups, the charming watercolors are full of humorous details and character. Children will enjoy these plucky mice who work together to ensure a happier new year once their enemy is foiled.?AC
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0007209932