Synopses & Reviews
Deep within this maze of stone,
a creature wakes up, all alone . . .
Mummy Cat prowls his pyramid home, longing for his beloved owner. As he roams the tomb, lavish murals above his head display scenes of the cat with his young Egyptian queen, creating a story-within-a-story about the events of centuries past. Hidden hieroglyphs deepen the tale and are explained in an informative authorandrsquo;s note.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Marcus Ewert and Lisa Brownandrsquo;s smart, beautiful book is a marvel of sophisticated simplicity, infinitely engaging to examine in detail, and complete with a sweetly surprising plot twist sure to delight young cat-lovers and budding Egyptologists alike.
"Rex, who parodied Goodnight Moon with the creepy Goodnight Goon, pokes monstrous fun at another Margaret Wise Brown/Clement Hurd collaboration, The Runaway Bunny. Instead of the cozy call-and-response of Brown's rabbits, Rex crafts an amusing, mock-threatening exchange between a green-faced mummy and her son, who is threatening to run away. ' 'If you run away,' said Mother Mummy, 'I will get you! For you are my rotten little mummy!' ' Though their conversation is neither cute nor fuzzy, the images reveal mutual affection. When the child mummy says he 'will become a gargoyle and hide on a freezing mountaintop,' his mother responds that she 'will turn into a dragon and breathe fire on you to keep you warm!' A double spread, modeled on Hurd's wordless paintings, shows the dragon heating the grinning gargoyle, who says, 'That's a little hot!' Only when the little mummy threatens to become a soccer and piano playing 'little boy' rabbit (he and his family are shown in a familiar green room with a red carpet) does his mother express horror. Rex fondly and cleverly imitates the original, echoing its tenderness even as he mocks it. Ages 3 5." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
andquot;Ewertandrsquo;s rhyming picture book is an unexpected love story that anyone with a pet can appreciate. Kids will enjoy this memorable and touching introduction to mummies.andquot;
andmdash;School Library Journal
andquot;This stands out among the more straightforward nonfiction picture books about ancient Egypt, and primary-grade children will find much to ponder, explore, and discuss.andquot;
andmdash;Horn Book Magazine
* andquot;Elegantly designed for young fans of Ancient Egypt, this sweet ghost story of a petand#39;s love for its owner transcends time.andquot;
andmdash;Kirkus, starred review
Once there was a little mummy who wanted to run away. ?If you run away,? said Mother Mummy, ?I will get you! For you are my rotten little mummy!?
A little mummy transforms into a series of incredible monsters in order to run away and assert his independence. His mother keeps coming to ?get? him, but this little mummy has a mind of his own. Filled with uproarious illustrations, another beloved classic gets a kind-hearted send-up in this utterly monsterized parody. Ener getic art and a hilarious text will have kids begging to read this again and again.
Filled with uproarious illustrations, another beloved classic gets a kindhearted send-up in this utterly monsterized parody. Energetic art and a hilarious text are sure to have kids begging to read this again and again. Full color.
Award-winning author Marcus Ewert and best-selling illustratorand#160;Lisa Brown bring an ancient Egyptian feline to life in a mummy love story that includes a story-within-a-story hieroglyphic and#160; tale and informative author's note. Perfect for cat lovers, young Egyptologists, and Halloween promotions.
About the Author
Michael Rex lives in the Bronx, New York. He's a big fan of The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, but feels that it's biased against giant trampling monsters and man-eating plants.