by Peter Collington
September 9, 2001.
Available at Sembach Library. (E COL)
To me, this book is hilarious. Here’s the basic story:
A cat gets tired of waiting for his family to feed him, so he learns
to use the can opener and feed himself. Things progress, until
finally he’s given the cash card to get money and buy his own food.
Well, things get a little out of hand, so the family insists that he make
up for all this money he’s spending, and they demand that he get a job.
When he finally realizes how much worse off he is and goes back to resting
and waiting to be fed, then his fellow cats finally give him the title
Okay, the message is not necessarily one that you want your
kids to take to heart! I think there are many men out there who
use this idea when it comes to housework! (Sorry, I had to get
that in.) But the fact is, the illustrations and wording in this
book make it tremendously funny. And you can always use it to
talk to your kids about why playing dumb is NOT a good strategy for life!
Copyright © 2003 Sondra Eklund. All
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