A picture book with holes about a mischievous cat who gets into all sorts of scrapes.
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Charlie Rascal is a large yellow tiger cat with a talent for intruding wherever he does not belong. The boy and girl who own him are are always hot on the trail of this lovably zany character and provide the first-person plural narration. "One day Charlie copied us and he went fishing too. We waved our arms and made a fussthat's not what cats should do. Turn the page and you'll find out why we had to wave and shout . . . No, No, Charlie Rascal!" Charlie Rascal, his pink tongue sticking out, swipes furtively in the fishbowl, startling both occupants. Whether he is sleeping among the freshly washed clothes still warm from the dryer, landing in the bathtub with the children, or helping himself to a luscious pie, Charlie always manages to land in the lap of trouble. Boldly colored pictures show many sides of this cat; the visuals are fully augmented with significant details such as a childish drawing of Charlie made by the boy or girl. Some of the pages have die-cut circular windows that provide readers with a welcome teaser of the action ahead. Ages 2-6.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
PreSchool-- Charlie, a yellow cat with orange stripes, wreaks all sorts of havoc in this colorful picture book. Every other right-hand page has a hole in the middle, offering a glimpse of what Charlie is up to. Turn the page to get the whole picture: Charlie in the fishbowl, in the bathtub, in the mouse's cage at school. Objects related to whatever disaster Charlie is currently involved in decorate the circular peek-throughs. The bright, cartoon-like illustrations suit the simple plot and everyday settings. The rhymed text approaches sing-song monotony at times, but the refrain and repetition should catch the interest of the two-year-old set. On the whole, an appealing piece of fluff. --Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Puffin Books. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0140509054I3N00