32pp., hbk., RRP $A19.99
This is an hilarious story about a dog, a cat and a cheeky mouse, who because they are traditionally enemies, are always a combination that can have any number of outcomes and this one does.
Its format will appeal to very young readers because each page is based on a question that the reader has to answer Yes or No to, ensuring they use the clues to make their prediction. And not everything is what it seems. And with the ending in the reader’s hands, there is so much scope for imagining ‘what if’.
Mem Fox is the master of creating stories that not only engage young readers but draw on all her knowledge and expertise of early reading behaviour to ensure they discover the joy of stories and reading and sharing them from the earliest age. Teague’s depictions of the characters not only add to the intrigue but also add humour and a touch of whimsy. Definitely one for the younger readers in your life, but also for those studying the art of the picture book because this is an example of the very best at their best.