Hip Cat

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Chronicle Books, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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This is the jazzy story of a hip, saxophone playing cat who heads to the big city to seek fame and fortune. Once there, he finds that the top dogs own the cool clubs, and that sometimes you have to work at the Doggie Diner to make ends meet. But he also learns how important it is to "do what you love to do and do it well!" The rhythmic text is filled with the same ebb and flow that characterizes jazz music, and the brilliant illustrations bring alive a magical world where cool cats dig hot jazz and where, if you try hard enough, no dream is out of reach.

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User Review  - RachelBowers - LibraryThing

A cute story told in skat verse about a cat who loves to blow on his horn. There is a small lesson of feelings and emotions tied to it. This book reminds me of another book I read "Skit Skat Raggedy ... Read full review

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User Review  - AleciaDesselle - LibraryThing

Hip Cat is a jazzy poem about a hip cat who loved to play his sax. He was the best around but the dogs wouldn’t let him play at their clubs because he was a cat and the cat club could not pay him ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Jonathan London is the author of more than fifty books for children. He lives in Northern California with his family. Read more about the inspiration behind Jonathan's work.

Woodleigh Hubbard -- a resident of Colorado -- has studied at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D. C., the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and the Academy of Beaux Arts in Paris. She is the author of two best-selling children's titles from

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