How to Catch a Mouse

How to Catch a Mouse

By Author / Illustrator

Philippa Leathers, Philippa Leathers



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Walker Books Ltd




Paperback / softback




A confident but inexperienced cat is certain she has scared all the mice out of her house, but things are not always as they seem...From the award-winning author-illustrator of The Black Rabbit, comes the story of Clemmie - a brave, fearsome cat who knows exactly how to catch a mouse. And she would prove it, too, except that she's never actually seen a mouse. Perhaps, she thinks, they're all afraid of her. But wait ... is that a pink tail, or a dangling ribbon? A whiskery nose, or a spider's legs? Kids will love spotting the mischievous mouse dressed up in disguise throughout this adorable picture book, and will root for Clemmie to discover the mouse right under her nose once and for all!



Philippa Leathers' How to Catch a Mouse is an endearing tale about Clemmie, who is a little cat who wants to catch a mouse. But the mouse in question has other ideas, disguising himself throughout the book and throwing Clemmie off the sent with lots of similar decoys. As Clemmie tries hard to find the mouse he finally comes across it, but the mouse is just too quick and gets away. However all those disguises have given Clemmie the perfect idea to recapture the mouse. Leathers' beautifully sweet illustrations add to the enjoyment of this story. A recommended read for all young children. Ages 4+ / 40 pages / Reviewed by Marie Berry, teacher.

Suggested Reading Age 5+


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