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The Cat's Baton Is Gone

The Cat's Baton Is Gone Cover

The Cat's Baton Is Gone

By Scott Hennesy; Joe Lanzisero (Illustrator)

Hyperion Books, Hardcover, 9781423145837, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 19, 2013

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Description
Leopold von Kittenkatt is the Meowstro of a famous orchestra of cats. But one day before a big concert, he realizes he has lost his baton He turns to Rico, a cat who plays the Mexican guitar--but Rico hasn't seen it. The Meowstro makes his way to taiko drummer Yoshi from Japan, Irish cat Erin, who plays the harp, and Fritz on the German tuba. He questions all the cool cats, but no one has seen the baton. Leopold is at a loss until an idea suddenly strikes him... Once the audience was seated,
And the orcatstra was ready,
He stepped up to the podium
Composed and calm and steady.

As he readied his mewsicians
Meowstro knew he would not fail.
He led a purrfect concert
By conducting with . . .
HIS TAIL

With lyrical, rhyming text, The Cat's Baton Is Gone features an adorable cast of international cats playing musical instruments from around the world. This entertaining picture book is purr-fect for cat and music lovers alike.


About the Author
Scott Hennesy has had a fun-filled career writing scripts for the Disney theme parks. He and his wife, Victoria, have two sons, Sean and Brian, both of whom are talented songwriters and musicians. Scott says that watching his sons perform provided him with lots of inspiration while writing about the gifted musical cats in this book. But, sadly, Scott will never be able to attend a Meowstro von Kittenkatt concert. He is allergic to cats!

Joe Lanzisero likes to have fun, and has been fortunate enough to spend most of his adult life doing just that. He has designed and created all kinds of cool things for the Walt Disney Company, such as animation, theme park rides, and even cruise ships. But mostly, Joe enjoys being with his family and friends, drawing silly pictures, riding his bike, playing his drums, and listening to the sound of a cat purring while it sits on his chest.
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