It’s all paws on deck in this hilarious picture book that explores the age-old debate of which four-legged friends are best: cats versus dogs?
Officer Katz is looking forward to a nice retirement, complete with all the treats he could want, until his arch-nemesis, Houndini, reappears one final time to challenge Katz to a showdown. If Katz manages to catch Houndini after three tries, Houndini will stay out of Kitty City forever. But if Houndini manages to escape, the town will be renamed...Houndiniville. And Katz isn’t about to let his town go to the dogs.
All the claws are out as Katz chases Houndini up, down and around town. With the help of their two assistants—Deputy Catbird and Squirrel—can Katz and Houndini call a truce? Or will this challenge have them both chasing their tails out of town?
Hot diggety dog! Maria Gianferrari’s a lucky dog—she gets to write stories about cats and dogs, and when she’s dog-tired, she can catnap in her office. Maria lives in northern Virginia with her cat’s meow of a family: her scientist husband, artist daughter, top dog, Becca, and lone rat, Lucia. To learn more about Maria, visit her website at MariaGianferrari.com.
Danny Chatzikonstantinou makes pictures for children of all ages. Besides that, he teaches his dog, Suki, magic. Suki’s exceptional talent makes Danny think that maybe the time has come to buy her a cape and a top hat. Although he will never admit it, Danny is secretly jealous of the dog. Danny is represented by Lemonade Illustration Agency. Visit him online at LemonadeIllustration.com.
Publisher: Aladdin (October 18, 2016)
Length: 32 pages
Grades: P - 2
Ages: 4 - 7
Lexile ® AD610L
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