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.
"Fans will no doubt want more of the “beeg Chihuahua dude." —Kirkus Reviews
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
Skippyjon Jones, a Siamese kitten who thinks he's a Chihuahua, dreams of traveling to ancient Egypt with his gang of Chihuahua amigos, but must first solve the riddle of the Finx to enter into the mummito's tomb.
With rollicking wordplay and bold illustrations, Skippy's latest outsized outing will tickle the funny bones of his many amigos.
"New York Times"-bestselling Skippyjon Jones takes ancient Egypt by storm in this fun adventure. When his doggy pals want to visit the underworld, they need El Skippito's brains to answer the riddle of the Finx and enter the mummy's tomb. Full color.
El Skippito is back! Avoiding a lecture from Mama Junebug, the kitty boy slips into his closet . . . and finds himself in ancient Egypt. His doggy pals, Los Chimichangos, want to visit the Under Mundo
—the underworld— where mummitos rest in peas. But they need El Skippito's brains and courage to answer the riddle of theFinx and enter the mummy's tomb. Our hero is up to the task, and he's in for another grand and whirlwind adventure.
Full of Judy Schachner's rollicking wordplay and bold, imaginative illustrations, Skippy's latest outsize outing will tickle the funny bones and warm the hearts of his many amigos.
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
Marcus Ewert is the author of the award-winning childrenand#8217;s book 10,000 Dresses. He lives in San Francisco and is allergic to cats.