Crafty Cat has hatched a plan to chase the other animals out of the barn, but will it be a runaway success or farmyard folly? The latest picture book from Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen.
It is a very hot day on the farm so all the animals are cooling down in the shady barn. But Cat is still feeling hot and bothered. He doesn't want to share the barn with the others, so he sneaks up ever so quietly behind Pig and all the Piglets... and suddenly shouts `SHOO!'.
And it works! The piggies scamper out of the barn, and so Cat quickly sets about chasing all the other animals away too. But once he's accomplished his aim, Cat sees that all the other animals are having fun outside whilst he is left all alone in the barn. Maybe his plan wasn't such a good idea after all...
Michael Rosen is a well-known poet and broadcaster, and the current Children's Laureate (2007). He made poetry fun and accessible to thousands of children through collections like 'Quick, Let's Get Out of Here' and 'Don't put Mustard in the Custard' and has devoted his life to entertaining children with his writing and performances and to informing teachers, librarians, parents, publishers and government agencies of the importance of supporting children's books. Jonathan Langley was born in Lancaster in 1952. He studied graphic design and illustration at Liverpool College of Art and the Central School of Art and Design. In 1974 he became a freelance illustrator, working in publishing, editorial, advertising and design.