The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC's (the Hard Way)

by Patrick McDonnell

A little red cat running away from home is chased by an a lligator, b... read more

A little red cat running away from home is chased by an a lligator, b ear, c hicken, and d ragon. And that’s only the first four pages of a tale that continues through the remaining 22 letters of the alphabet. Tension and comedy come equally into play as the cat and his retinue i ce skate, swing through a j ungle, climb over m ountains, take a r estroom break, and encounter a u nicorn. Suspense, humor, and reconciliation are packed into a nearly wordless story that requires readers to use visual cues to work out the word associated with each consecutive letter of the alphabet. A final page delivers all 26 words for those who appreciate a little help. (Ages 3-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2018

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