What the Dickens?! A Great Family Read Aloud
What does a clever cat, a literate mouse and Queen Victoria have in common? They are all characters in The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale by Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright. When the story opens, it is the worst of times for poor alley cat, Skilley. His luck soon changes when he discovers that Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, one of Victorian London's most popular inns, is looking for a mouser. Just when it appears that Pip and his fellow mice might have met their doom, Skilley surprises everyone with a secret of his own. That's just the beginning of a tale full of friendship, danger, the chance to save someone and help Mr. Dickens with his novel. The illustrations by Barry Moser are a welcome addition to a perfect family read aloud. So, what are you waiting for? Check it out--this book will prove that reading aloud as a family is certainly the best of times.
Amazon Says: Skilley, an alley cat with an embarrassing secret, longs to escape his hard life dodging fishwives brooms and carriage wheels and trade his damp alley for the warmth of the Ch...