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The Adventures Of Vin Fiz by Clive Cussler
Bellwether by Connie Willis
The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
Body & Soul by Stacey Kade
The Cat Who Robbed a Bank by Lilian Jackson Braun
Crescent Dawn by Clive and Dirk Cussler
The Empire Strikes Out by Robert Elias
Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
Gay Men Don't Get Fat by Simon Doonan
The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum by Kate Bernheimer
Gracie, The Lighthouse Cat by Ruth Brown
Homicide In Hardcover by Kate Carlisle
I Am Half-Sick Of Shadows by Alan Bradley
I Am Not Joey Pigza by Jack Gantos
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
If Books Could Kill by Kate Carlisle
Island Sting by Bonnie J. Doerr
The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
Monster by A. Lee Martinez
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater
One False Note by Gordon Korman
Planting Dandelions by Kyran Pittman
A River in the Sky (audio) by Elizabeth Peters
Sink Trap by Christy Evans
The Sword Thief (audio) by Peter Lerangis
The Talented Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
Wet Cats by Rita Golden Gelman
Whad'ya Know? by Michael Feldman Withering Tights by Louise Rennison
Zed: A Cosmic Tale by Michel Gagné

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8




Comments for Wet Cats

Wet Cats: 04/13/13

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)Wet Cats by Rita Golden Gelman is one of a series of picture books involving rival sets of cats and mice. In this one, the cats enjoy pranking the mice — getting the wet in as many ways as possible. The mice ultimately get their revenge.

It's a cute book done in a comic book style of illustrations. The cat and mouse pranks remind me most of the short silent films by the Lumiere brothers.

The copy my daughter owns is a battered, well-read, ex-library book. The cover is crinkled. The inner pages are wrinkled. The glue spine was stapled as an emergency measure at some point. It's as popular now with my daughter as it was with all the readers who came before her. She has read it numerous times since she bought it.

Four stars

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