Fat Cat: A Danish Folktale by Margaret Read MacdonaldFat Cat: A Danish Folktale by Margaret Read Macdonald

Fat Cat: A Danish Folktale

byMargaret Read MacdonaldIllustratorJulie Paschkis

Paperback | December 19, 2005

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Parent's Choice Recommended Award WinnerHave you ever heard the saying, "Your eyes are bigger than your stomach"? Well, Cat's stomach is bigger than a lot of things. He is always hungry, and living with culinary-inclined Mouse, who makes thirty-five pies in one day, just makes it worse. Fat Cat swallows everything in sight, including the wash lady and her washtub, a troop of soldiers and their swords, even a king and his elephant! But when Cat swallows Mouse and her sewing basket, that's the last straw. Tiny Mouse cuts to the heart of the situation, taking an upside-down world and turning it right-side-up again. Greedy Cat learns his lesson and turns "fat" into "fancy," "fabulous," and "fantastic." Margaret Read MacDonald's infectious energy combines with Julie Paschkis's folk-inspired gouache paintings to create a new retelling of a favorite comic cumulative tale. This Danish folktale about a hungry cat will teach readers the importance of responsibility, respect and caring.
Margaret Read MacDonald Bio: Margaret Read MacDonald is a professional storyteller, award winning author and highly respected consultant who travels the world telling stories and conducting workshops for educators. Her most popular workshop "Playing with Stories" has been offered in over 70 countries. She has been invited to...
Title:Fat Cat: A Danish FolktaleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10.68 × 8.54 × 0.41 inPublished:December 19, 2005Publisher:August HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0874837650

ISBN - 13:9780874837650

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Editorial Reviews

"I used Fat Cat for a 'growing' storytime this morning and had to write and tell you that the children just Loved it! They laughed in all the right places. It's really a joy to have a book that 'tells' so well."