A fast, funny ‘It’s behind you!’ tale with a rollicking rhyming text and bold, bright illustrations.
Mouse was feeling fabulous. The sky was blue and bright. The day was warm and wonderful, with not a cat in sight…
Mouse sets off on his perfect day blissfully unaware (in the tradition of all the best cat-and-mouse capers) that he is being followed every step of the way. He imagines he's at the circus, skydiving, discovering priceless treasure... And the best bit? There's not a cat in sight. Or is there...?
Children will delight at being one step ahead of all the characters in this riotous tale, featuring an irresistible refrain, delightfully skilful rhyming text by Frances Stickley, and the debut picture book illustrations from exciting new artist Eamonn O’Neill.
Frances Stickley grew up in Nottingham and Norwich in England. She is a trained children’s literacy specialist and an elementary school teacher and is the author of several picture books, including What Will You Dream of Tonight?, Love You Always, and The Mouse’s Apples. In 2017, she received the Bloomsbury and National Literacy Trust Short Story Prize. She lives with her family and a big-eared dog called Babbag.
Eamonn O'Neill studied animation at the National Film School, Dublin and at the Royal College of Art in London. He has been working in animation for ten years, designing and directing. Not a Cat in Sight is his first picture book. He lives in Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (April 28, 2022)