Gobble, Gobble, Slip, Slop

Gobble, Gobble, Slip, Slop

A Tale of A Very Greedy Cat

Book - 2004
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Who ever heard of a cat so greedy it swallowed its friend, the parrot, then a nosy old woman, a farmer and his donkey, and even the sultan's royal wedding procession? Meilo So's hungry, irascible tabby just opens his mouth and--gobble, gobble, slip, slop--down its gullet they go. Each page shows the cat getting fatter and fatter until two small land crabs put an end to the cat's greed. With a glorious gatefold pull-out, So wraps up her story with all of the victims, including the sultan's elephant, tumbling out of the cat's tummy as good as new. Retold from an Indian folktale, it's as preposterous as "The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" and much more fun. Children will join in thegobble, gobble, slip, sloprefrain and want to look at the irresistible artwork again and again.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2004.
ISBN: 9780375825040
0375825045
9780375925047
037592504X
Branch Call Number: J 398. 20954 SO
Characteristics: [30] p. : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Bryant, Sara Cone 1873- Cat and the parrot.

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SophiePC
Jun 16, 2011

Not only is the artwork beautiful, but this retelling of a classic tale has the gruesome humour and repetitive catch phrases that preschoolers love.

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