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Alice, the Cat Who Was Hounded: 10/12/07

From before Harriet was born, she has been fascinated by cats. So when I look for books for her, I look for books about cats. Alice, the Cat Who Was Hounded was a very lucky find on the library discard shelf.

Alice is a photographic picture book which uses humorous text and typographical treatments to tell the story of a fussy house cat who is forced to make friends with an eager puppy named Ralph.

The book is by far Harriet's favorite. It has a cat. It has a dog. It is a funny story and it is short. I have honestly lost track of how many times she and I have read Alice the Cat Who Was Hounded together. It must be close to a hundred times. Some days we read it a dozen or so times.

Alice the Cat Who Was Hounded is currently out of print but a quick online search brings up a few copies for sale. If you have a young child who likes cats, this may be one to add to your list of books to get.

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Comment #1: Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 23:24:26


What a cute title. Sounds like one my grandkids would enjoy."

Comment #2: Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 20:40:00


I hope they do.

Comment #3: Sunday, March 07, 2021 at 06:47:41

PussReboots: Alice, the Cat Who Was Hounded


My mom used to read this to me alot when I was in elementary school back in the late 60's. She said I checked the book out all the time from the school library, lol. Good to see it's still around even though I don't really rem the details.

Comment #4: Sunday, March 07, 2021 at 09:50:00


I'm not sure how around it is any longer. The copy I read was a discard from a retired teacher. The review itself is fourteen years old. Frankly even on this blog I'm not reviewing older picture books as frequently as I was back in 2007.

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