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How to Moon a Cat: 05/05/14
How to Moon a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale is the third of the Cats and Curios series. The frog escapade has led to a new caper involving toy bears and California statehood. It's the first book to spread beyond the bounds of San Francisco.
Every year California hosts a bicycle race that runs from the gold rush country, through the wine country and down the coast to Los Angeles. Oscar's old group of friends get wind of a mystery that could lead to the original California Republic flag.
Oscar's niece, having found a toy bear at the Green Vase with the location of the first leg of the race decides to tag along with the Mayor's assistant. Rather than leave the cats at home, they devise a way to bring them along
Fortunately for this series, the cats though characters, don't do anything extraordinary or un-cat-like in the service of solving the mystery. The cats are cats and they are there to make the cozy, cozier. But they aren't as ridiculous as Koko and Yum-Yum.
On the other hand, anything and everyone can be a character in these books. Cats, frogs, the moon, a brick. Normally this sort of thing pulls me right out of the story but Hale does it with humor and aplomb.