Can't Catch Me (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
3 Reviews
In this frosty spoof of the tale of the gingerbread boy, a mother makes her thirsty boy an ice cube for his lemonade.
The ice cube escapes from the freezer and runs out the kitchen door. He has big plans—he wants to grow as big as an iceberg so he can bump into boats.
“Can’t catch me—I’m off to the sea,” the ice cube says to the boy, an ant, a mouse, a cat, a goose, a man, and a dog as he leads his pursuers on a merry chase to the sea. In the end, the ice cube finds that just desserts are not always sweet. And a thirsty boy discovers that mothers really do know best.

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User Review  - Joanna Weaver mason - Goodreads

I was not impressed at all. I think it had good intentions, but comes across mean. My 3 yr old insisted on reading it again and again, so I would leave out "and bump into boats when they aren't ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jacqueline - Goodreads

I loved this twist on the classic tale that featured old school picture book art. Read full review


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About the author (2006)

John and Ann Hassett have collaborated on many heartwarming picture books for children. They live in Waldoboro, Maine, with two small girls, chickens, and a dog, as well as mice in the walls.

John and Ann Hassett have been collaborating on picture books for more than ten years. Their books are known for their quirky humor and lively illustrations. The Hassetts live and work in Maine, where their eoecommute to work is short (upstairs, and first door on the right).e

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