Fat Cat: A Danish Folktale

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august house, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Have you ever heard the saying, Your eyes are bigger than your stomach? Well, Cat's stomach is bigger than a lot of things. He is always hungry, and living with culinary-inclined Mouse, who makes thirty-five pies in one day, just makes it worse. Fat Cat swallows everything in sight, including the washlady and her washtub, a troop of soldiers and their swords, even a king and his elephant! But when Cat swallows Mouse and her sewing basket, that's the last straw. Tiny Mouse cuts to the heart of ....

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User Review  - nrandles - LibraryThing

Margaret Reed MacDonald retells the Danish folktale in this cumulative tale. The cat has a voracious appetite, eating everything he encounters. Eventually, he learns a lesson on greed and sharing with ... Read full review

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User Review  - MarissaFay - LibraryThing

This was a pretty funny folktale. It reminded me of the old lady who swallowed a fly in a way, because of all the characters in Cat's stomach. It is the second Margaret Read MacDonald folktale I have ... Read full review

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