Created: 14th January, 2022

The Cat and the Rat and the Hat

Author: Em Lynas
Illustrator: Matt Hunt
Publisher: Nosy Crow

Expanding on the familiar rhyme 'the cat sat on the mat' and following a similar cumulative pattern as 'The House That Jack Built', this book nonetheless feels entirely fresh. A cat and a rat battle it out for ownership of a garishly bright pink hat, until a bat flies by wearing a fancy cravat, which the pair then directs their attention to - who will emerge victorious (and best-dressed)?. Hunt's dynamic and slapstick illustrations are the perfect foil to Lynas' tongue-twisting text.