Sunday, August 21, 2022

Pizza (and a cat, and some rats, and a robot, and...) in Space

The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza by Mac Barnett and Shawn Harris

When it is discovered that the moon is being eaten by rats from another galaxy a cat is shot into space to save the moon and Earth.

This is pretty hilarious, and the drawings are awesome.  The cat is adorable.  And I like that when someone looks or points at something they write out 'look' and 'point'.  The story is a lot of fun.  Does it make any sense?  Absolutely not.  And I loved it.  The cat goes to the moon where he runs into the queen of the moon, a whale, pirates and a million other things, some of which make even less sense than these examples.  He goes from one crazy scenario to the next with all sorts of fun characters.  Even though the cat only ever says 'meow' he manages to have a lot of personality and you can't help but love his little robot friend who is looking for his purpose.  I think everyone will chuckle when they hear the general exclaim 'My grammy's meat loaf' (and other such phrases).  The book is wonderful, silly fun from start to finish.  I think all age groups will enjoy following the cat and his friends on his mission.  You won't want to put it down until you know if the cat can save the world, and more importantly, if he ever gets any pizza.

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