Who Will Bell the Cat?
|dc.description.abstract||This is a lively, scary, creative retelling of the fable in an oversized landscape book for young children. Here is a helpful review from "School Library Journal": "A group of mice save a freezing feline, warming the orange cat on a bed of straw and sharing their food. When Marmalade regains her strength, however, she immediately does what cats are known for: terrorizing mice. Smart Mouse gets an idea when she finds an old sleigh bell; the bell will make an alarm! Together the mice create a collar for Marmalade to alert them when she nears. But who could possibly put the bell on the cat? Certainly not the mice; not even the local (and vicious) rats. But when four giants (a human family) arrive at the farm, the smallest one takes an interest in Marmalade and gently places the collar around the cat's neck. This way, the girl will always know her cat friend's whereabouts. Dramatic use of dark and light presents a threatening Marmalade and the large-eyed colony of mild-mannered mice from various perspectives. Soft lines of the digitally created illustrations do little to mitigate the harsh appearance of the devilish cat which softens considerably when seen from a distance with the young girl. McKissack's retelling of this fable from India ends with a different but satisfying twist."||en_US|
|dc.description.note3||First edition, first printing||en_US|
|dc.identifier.other||11528 (Access ID)||en_US|
|dc.subject.local4||Title Page Scanned||en_US|
|dc.title||Who Will Bell the Cat?||en_US|