The Cat and the Mouse and the Runaway Train
By Peter Bently
Illustrated by Steve Cox
For train lovers everywhere, comes a fabulously energetic adventure written by the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011.
From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize comes a pacy rhyming adventure, perfect for any child who loves trains.
When a naughty little mouse steals cheese from the station master, a battle between cat and mouse follows! But they put their differences aside when a big, red steam train comes tearing down the track straight towards them! Exquisitely illustrated, this cat and mouse chase is a truly memorable ride that will be good for many repeated trips.
'This is a book that children will really enjoy... It's a book that will give children's sense of adventure a boost up the bottom.' - Rhino Reads
Peter Bently (Author)
Peter studied languages at Oxford and has two young children. He is the author of the bestselling Lark in the Ark (shortlisted for Red House Book Award) and the hilarious The Great Bottom Swap (rated 5 stars on Mumsnet). He recently won the American Library Association Notable Book of the year with King Jack and the Dragon and in 2011 he won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize with Cats Ahoy!
Steve Cox (Illustrator)
Steve Cox is an award-winning illustrator. He studied Graphic Design at Cornwall College of Art, graduating with a distinction, before moving to a successful career in toy packaging and children's TV character merchandising. Properties he worked on include Roland Rat and Count Duckula. He later returned to full-time illustration and has been involved in many different projects from simple board books to complex and detailed pop-ups. His first picture book, 'Pigs Might Fly', written by Jonathan Emmett, won the 'Books For Younger Children' category of the Red House Children's Book Award. He lives in Bath.
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07 Aug 2014
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Hodder Children's Books
A rollicking, rolling adventure of suspicion and friendship. Full of colour and vitality. A book to be shared again and again. — The Scotsman
An adventure of a story, full of action and excitement — Rhino reads
A jolly rhyming adeventure of a cheese-stealing mouse pursued by the station master and a big red steam engine — Western Morning News
Praise for Cats Ahoy by Peter Bently: It was the sort of book that you can read over and over and never get bored. — The Guardian