The Return of the Killer Cat (Hardcover)

By Anne Fine, Steve Cox (Illustrator)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374362485, 80pp.

Publication Date: March 20, 2007



When Ellie tells Tuffy the family is leaving for the week, Tuffy couldn't be more thrilled. A whole blissful week of rolling around in the flower bed and lounging on top of the TV? Tuffy can't wait But the cat sitter the family procures doesn't understand Tuffy's refined feline palate, and Little Miss Soppy next door seems intent on dressing Tuffy in a nightie and calling him Janet. To get out of such a terrible mess, Tuffy is going to have to rely on his comical killer instincts.
In this raucous sequel to" The Diary of a Killer Cat," brimming with witty illustrations, Anne Fine reunites her readers with an unforgettable narrator who sees the world as only a conniving cat can.

About the Author

ANNE FINE and STEVE COX, who lives in Bristol, England, also collaborated on "The Diary of a Killer Cat." "Booklist" applauded that title, along with "Notso Hotso," illustrated by Tony Ross, as "delicious wickedness . . . great for both reading aloud and reading alone."

Praise For The Return of the Killer Cat

"Tuffy the cat narrates this clever sequel to Fine's The Diary of a Killer Cat." --School Library Journal "This amusing story will resonate with kids who also like to have their own way."--Booklist "Tuffy's gently snarky, self-centered narration will easily win him new fans."  --Kirkus Reviews