The Cat and the Rat and the Hat by Em Lynas

The Cat and the Rat and the Hat by Em Lynas (Author), Matt Hunt (Illustrator)

 

Publisher ‏ : ‎         Nosy Crow (17 Jun. 2021)

Paperback ‏ : ‎      32 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1839941561

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1839941566

Reading age ‏ : ‎   3 – 5 years

 

A raucous, rhyming tale that will have children (and adults) in fits of laughter!

Cat is sitting on his favourite mat, when who should come along but Rat with a very nice hat? Cat wants Rat’s hat and will stop at NOTHING to get it. But when Bat arrives 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!

From Em Lynas and Matt Hunt comes this hilarious, read-aloud picture book, bursting with comic capers and animal antics.

With a hilarious, tongue-twister text, slapstick humour, bright neon artwork and colourful, comic characters.

Perfect for fans of Oi Frog!

Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free ‘Stories Aloud’ audio recording – just scan the QR code and listen along!

“A stylish, funny picture book in zinging colours, with cleverly constructed rhyming text, limited vocabulary and action-packed pictures. A cat and a rat fight over a hat. A bat gets it. Great for those learning to read.” – Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

“The text’s pounding rhyme scheme will be picked up by toddlers in no time, and the knockabout humour, which owes something to Tom and Jerry cartoons, is a hoot.” – James Lovegrove, Financial Times.

Review

“A stylish, funny picture book in zinging colours, with cleverly constructed rhyming text, limited vocabulary and action-packed pictures. A cat and a rat fight over a hat. A bat gets it. Great for those learning to read.” –Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

“The text’s pounding rhyme scheme will be picked up by toddlers in no time, and the knockabout humour, which owes something to Tom and Jerry cartoons, is a hoot.” –James Lovegrove, Financial Times.

About the Author

Em Lynas is a children’s author with a love of silly poetry, magic, dragons and folklore. Em has been a shelf stacker, a shoe shop assistant, a primary school teacher, a mum, an educational publisher and now, an author of funny books. She lives by the seaside on the North East coast with her husband, Geoff, and although she did have pets when her children lived at home; hamsters, guinea pigs, a rabbit and a jar of stick insects, she is currently petless.

Matt Hunt was born in Redditch, Worcestershire in 1988. Starting out as a fine artist, he graduated from the Birmingham School of Art, and from these roots, developed a love for children’s illustration. He currently shares a house with his wife Hayley and two cats. Matt works in mixed media, utilising paint, pens, crayons, and digital. He loves to create new and interesting characters and write stories for them. He’s influenced by old movies, classic illustration, cartoons and books.