When Cats Go Wrong

When Cats Go Wrong

Book - 2004
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Based on a song written by Canadian folk artist Norm Hacking, When Cats Go Wrong is a lighthearted story about life with a mischievous cat. A boy comes across a stray cat on the street and brings him home to his mother. Though the mother has reservations, she reluctantly agrees to keep him.Despite the boy's assurances, the cat is nothing but trouble. Left alone, he dips his paws into the goldfish bowl, sharpens his claws on the couch and snacks on the butter. One day, the boy rushes home to tidy up before his mom gets home and is surprised to find she's already there. And he's even more surprised to learn that his "reluctant" mother doesn't seem to mind this naughty kitty after all.Also included is a CD single recording performed by Norm Hacking of the song that inspired the book. Hacking was nominated for a 2004 Canadian Independent Music Award."Hacking's songs capture a very real slice of life ... Norm Hacking is a first class song craftsman." -Kingston Whig-Standard
Publisher: Vancouver : Raincoast Books, 2004.
ISBN: 9781551927299
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations ;,25 cm +,1 compact disc (digital ; 12 cm)
Additional Contributors: Nugent, Cynthia 1954-,- Illustrator


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vpl_childrens Aug 02, 2016

A boy finds a stray cat and begs his mother to let him keep it. She agrees, but warns that if the cat causes any trouble, out it'll go. Chaos soon ensues; can they get the house cleaned up before mother gets home? CD included.

Aug 23, 2006

Everyone has experienced the naughty kitty in one way or another, but no one has set down the dirty deeds in rhyme and song. The included CD is intoned by a low voiced songster and backed up by a tango played on bandoneon. These humorous lyrics are made to be shared with other cat lovers!

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