Allan Ahlberg The Black Cat

ISBN 13: 9780140566802

The Black Cat

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The Black Cat is one of the titles in Allan Ahlberg's iconic children's picture book series about skeletons, Funnybones. Despite being set in a dark dark house, this brightly coloured book is perfect for early readers! The skeleton friends go sledging - whee! And crashing - bang! They can't see their bones in the white snow but they can see a black cat . . . until she slips into their dark, dark cellar. 'There can be few families in the British Isles who do not possess at least one well-thumbed Ahlberg' - Independent on Sunday Allan Ahlberg has published over 100 children's books and with his late wife Janet, created many award-winning children's picture books, including Peepo!, Each Peach Pear Plum and the Kate Greenaway Medal winning The Jolly Postman. Other titles in the Funnybones series include Funnybones, Mystery Tour, The Ghost Train, The Pet Shop, Bumps in the Night, Dinosaur Dreams, Skeleton Crew, Give the Dog a Bone and A Brilliant Bone Rattling Collection, all of which are available from Puffin.

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Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and grave digger, is in the super-league of children's writers. He has published over 100 children's books and, with his late wife Janet, created such award winning picture books as EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM and THE JOLLY POSTMAN - both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction and lives in Bath.

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In The Black Cat a little skeleton loses a leg while sledding. Since a white leg is nearly impossible to locate in the snow, the big skeleton takes the little one to the boneyard for a new appendage. While the two are sledding the next night, their skeletal dog chases a black cat. As the animals cavort in the snow, readers can see only the cat, but when they run through the dark shadows, only the dog is visible. In the second book, the dog wears out his welcome with his constant barking, so the big skeleton takes him back to the pet shop for a trade-in. The skeletons try a goldfish for a while, but find it too boring. One parrot, a hippopotamus and a rabbit later, the big skeleton returns, and the shop owner is ready with a mysterious box. "I wonder what it is?" says the little skeleton. "Woof," says the box. One minor quibble: children may be puzzled by the relationships between these bony protagonists (possibly they are family, perhaps pals). Bouncing, alliterative phrasing and graphically arresting artwork provide "spirited" entertainment in these cheerful continuations of the Funnybones books. Ages 4-up.
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