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Fat cat : a Danish folktale /

by MacDonald, Margaret Read; Paschkis, Julie [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Little Rock, AR : August House, 2001Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9780874836165; 0874836166.Subject(s): Folklore -- Denmark | Cats -- Folklore | Mice -- FolkloreSummary: A greedy cat grows enormous as he eats everything in sight, including his friends and neighbors who call him fat.
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Have you ever heard the saying, Your eyes are bigger than your stomach? Well, Cat's stomach is bigger than a lot of things. He is always hungry, and living with culinary-inclined Mouse, who makes thirty-five pies in one day, just makes it worse. Fat Cat swallows everything in sight, including the washlady and her washtub, a troop of soldiers and their swords, even a king and his elephant! But when Cat swallows Mouse and her sewing basket, that's the last straw. Tiny Mouse cuts to the heart of ....

A greedy cat grows enormous as he eats everything in sight, including his friends and neighbors who call him fat.

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The cat in this tale eats everything in sight: thirty-five pies, a washerwoman, a company of soldiers, a king riding on his elephant, and even his friend Mouse. It is Mouse with her sewing kit who opens up CatÆs stomach, lets everyone out, and sews him back up again. The paintings with their folkloric touches contain funny details, and documentation about the folktale is provided. From HORN BOOK Spring 2002, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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