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The Cat Who Got Carried Away [Hardcover]

Allan Ahlberg , Katharine McEwen
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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2 Jun 2003
In this Gaskitts story, Gus and Gloria have a lot of running to do, Mrs Gaskitt hardly ever gets out of bed and something dreadful happens to Horace! Also starring in the story are: a brainy rat named Randolph; a barking pram; and a considerable number of penguins.


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  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd; 1st edition (2 Jun 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0744596327
  • ISBN-13: 978-0744596328
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 17.6 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 353,223 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"* "Ahlberg has created another mini-masterpiece, deftly combining the familiar and the unpredictable to keep readers on their toes. Katherine McEwen's exuberant illustrations capture the pace and humour. Early readers deserve more books like this." TES Primary * "The eleven short chapters, easy sentence structure, action-packed text and clear design combine to make this just right for emergent readers. Yet it is also a delight to read aloud and great fun for adult and child to share and laugh over together." The Bookseller * "Huge fun and ideal for early readers." The Independent on Sunday * "Ahlberg's wit and skill for spinning a great yarn are evident, as always, while McEwen's illustrations provide the perfect visual complement." Junior

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The third book of Allan Ahlberg's mini-masterpieces for early readers. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars S Watterson 20 July 2006
Format:Paperback
I recently bought this book for my son's 5th birthday. He's just getting beyond the simple short toddler/early reader books and I was looking for a book that was slightly longer and more involved. This book fits the bill perfectly. In 11 short chapters the story unfolds about the mysterous pet-knapping involving the Gaskitt family and their cat, Horace.

My two boys (3 & 5) can't wait until the next night for the next chapter. I have taken to hiding the book because my 5 year old keeps having sneaky little reads every time I put the book down.

I will be buying several additional copies of this book to give as birthday presents over the next year. We shall also have to get some more of the Gaskitt Family books. I expect they will become firm family favourites.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant entertainment for all ages! 19 Nov 2006
By ELH Browning VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
This is an absolute corker of a story. Appealing to both boys and girls in equal measure (the Gaskitt family have twin boy and girl) this is a perfect mix of picture book and paperback to seamlessly slide the child who rejects back-and-white paperbacks into longer chapter stories without them realising. This book is different, as Ahlberg so often is, and it's like a starter detective story for the young child: what is that suspicious man doing with the pram, and what has happened to the missing animals and why is Mrs Gaskitt always in bed, eating odd things? The whole book is choc full of colourful interesting pictures, amusing illustrated maps, diagrams/coincidences/humorous asides that keep both parent and a sofaful-of-children entertained long past bedtime. Of the Gaskitt series that I have come across (man/clothes; woman/won things; children/smelt rat) my children (4&6) and I agree this is the very best. Fantastic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bedtime reading will never be the same again! 24 May 2004
Format:Hardcover
This is the very first Allan Ahlberg book I've read to my six-year-old daughter and we are both well and truly hooked! The story is attention-holding and well-paced with interesting developments at every turn. It's very original and a real page turner. My daughter loved all the characters and particularly enjoyed the little maps and the ending. We've now read other books in the series and hope this isn't the last we see of the Gaskitts!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Huge Gaskitt's fan 27 Sep 2006
Format:Hardcover
This is an absolutely fantastic book, just like all the others in the Gaskitt's series. These books have turned my very reluctant reader son into avid reader (for this type of zany book). They are SO entertaining and my kids giggle all the way through. The pictures are fab and my kids especially love the little asides of the clock and the radio etc. and the relationship between Horrace the cat and his buddies. I have heard a rumour that there will be 6 Gaskitt's books in total. We have the first four and I will certainly be buying any more the minute (second!) they are published!! Bravo Allan Ahlberg for yet another superb children's classic!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bedtime reading will never be the same again! 25 May 2004
Format:Hardcover
This is the very first Allan Ahlberg book I've read to my six-year-old daughter and we are both well and truly hooked! The story is attention-holding and well-paced with interesting developments at every turn. It's very original and a real page turner. My daughter loved all the characters and particularly enjoyed the little maps and the ending. We've now read other books in the series and hope this isn't the last we see of the Gaskitts!
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