This Book Just Stole My Cat!
When Ben is tempting his cat across the page with a fluffy mouse, his cat . . . disappears! Then his best friend Bella disappears, too. Sniffer dogs and rescue teams can't help . . . When Ben also vanishes, it's up to the reader to sort the situation in this playful and funny sto... read full description below.
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||18 October 2018 by Oxford University Press (S1)
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||By Byrne, Richard
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From award-winning Richard Byrne, author and illustrator of This Book Just Ate My Dog, (shortlisted for the Children's Book Award) comes another brilliantly inventive book starring Ben and Bella. When Ben is tempting his cat across the page with a fluffy mouse, his cat . . . disappears! Then his best friend Bella disappears, too. Sniffer dogs and rescue teams can't help . . . When Ben also vanishes, there's only one person left to help. You, the reader! Can you release Ben, Bella, and the cat from the mischievous book? It's a ticklish problem. Original, simple, and witty, this high-concept picture book plays with the physical attributes of a book to create a real page-turner.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||The notion that the book itself is the villain and the audience the saviour is novel and gratifying. * The Center for Children's Books (US) * Ingenious, funny and a simple yet insightful concept. * The Guardian * For This Book Just Ate My Dog A thoroughly interactive and hilarious reading experience. * Teach Nursery * For We're in the Wrong Book! In another hilarious story from Richard Byrne, Ben and Bella . . . experience many exciting adventures . . . The differing formats on every page, the bold, clear block text, the colourful eye-catching illustrations and the comical quirkiness of the plot will make this title a definite favourite to be returned to again and again. * The Bookseller *
||Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)
Always arty as a child, at the age of 10 Richard won a competition to design a poster for the Sussex Police and won GBP10. That was when he realized he could make a career out of drawing. After studying at Eastbourne College of Art and Design, Richard set up his own graphic design business. Richard currently lives in Chichester with his partner Philippa, their two children, and two guinea pigs.