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Angus and the Cat: 01/10/10
Scottish terriers always make me think of my teacher for fifth and sixth grade. Mrs. Sullivan had a scotty dog whom she doted on and bragged about. So when I saw Angus and the Cat by Marjorie Flack at the library to read to Harriet, I was also thinking about my teacher's dog.
Angus is a Scottish terrier who now has to share his home with a cat. He doesn't want to. The cat makes herself as unwelcome as Ralph the dog does to Alice the cat. The cat though has a few tricks for staying out of Angus's way, much to his consternation. Harriet and I especially love when the cat ends up on the roof to hide.
The illustrations, also done by Marjorie Flack, are bold, simple and effective. With minimal colors and details they capture the chase of the dog and cat through the yard and house. They are more realistic than ones in Ask Mr. Bear but are still recognizably Flack's style.
Comment #1: Monday, January, 11, 2010 at 09:47:23
Oh, I loved this book. I remember our elementary librarian, Mrs. Pringle, reading it to us along with the other Angus books! Ask Mr. Bear is one of our favourites here too. My son is almost 10 and he still has it on his shelf!
Comment #2: Monday, January 11, 2010 at 11:22:04
We still have Ask Mr. Bear on our shelf too. I'm going to the library today and will look for more Marjorie Flack books.
Comment #3: Monday, January, 11, 2010 at 13:08:05
I remember this book fondly from my childhood. Only I think the one we read most often was Angus and the Ducks.
Comment #4: Monday, January 11, 2010 at 11:26:10
I'm going to the library today. I will look for Angus and the Ducks.