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The Cat and the Rat and the Hat

Em Lynas, Matt Hunt (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.99*
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A raucous, rhyming tale that will have children (and adults) in fits of laughter! Cat is sitting on his mat when Rat arrives wearing a very nice hat. Cat wants Rat’s hat and will stop at nothing to get it. But when Bat appears wearing a fancy cravat, well, what could be better than that? Chaos ensues as both Cat and Rat decide they must have Bat’s fancy cravat for themselves! This hilarious picture book is bursting with comic capers, slapstick antics, tongue-twisting text, and vibrant neon artwork.

Praise For The Cat and the Rat and the Hat

This charming rhyming book’s ridiculously humorous premise will appeal to children and adults alike. The colorful pictures are delightfully absurd and enhanced by clever textual design. . . makes for an ideal read-aloud.
—Kirkus Reviews

Candlewick Press, 9781536223101, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 30, 2021

About the Author

Em Lynas is a children’s author with a love of silly poetry, magic, dragons, and folklore. She has also worked as a shelf stacker, a shoe salesperson, a schoolteacher, a mother, and an educational publisher. She lives by the seaside on the northeast coast of England with her husband, Geoff.

Matt Hunt is an illustrator whose work includes Would You Dare? by Min Flyte and The Pirates Are Coming! by John Condon. He loves to draw anything and everything and works in a variety of media, including paints, pens, crayons, and digital design. Matt Hunt lives in England with his wife and two cats.