Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Kat Kong

Kat Kong. Dav Pilkey. 1993. 29 pages. [Source: Bought]

First sentence: One dark and perilous night, three mouse explorers sailed toward a strange, uncharted island. Captain Charles Limburger steered the tiny vessel, while Doctor Vincent Varmint and his beautiful assistant, Rosie Rodent, looked on.

Premise/plot: Are you looking for a picture book to share with your children that's rated TS--Terribly Silly?! If you have, I'd recommend Dav Pilkey's Kat Kong. In this adventure, three mice capture a vicious monster from a strange island. They bring him back to the city of Mousopolis; but, all does not go as planned for this monster breaks loose and runs amok! Can there be a happy ending for Kat Kong?

My thoughts: I like this one. It is indeed terribly silly. The text is silly; the illustrations are sillier. Here are some of my favorite lines:
A group of natives was performing an ancient ceremony, offering up a sacrificial can of tuna fish and repeating a mysterious chant: "Heeeer, Ki-tee Ki-tee! Heeeer, Ki-tee Ki-tee! Heeeer, Ki-tee Ki-tee Kitee!" Suddenly, the island began to tremble.
As they sailed back to the great city of Mousopolis, they took special care not to let the cat out of the bag.
"Help!" cried the engineer. "The cat's got my train!" "Help!" squeaked the butcher. "The cat's got my tongue!" "Help!" shrieked Rosie. "The cat's got me!"
Text: 4 out of 5
Illustrations: 4 out of 5
Total: 8 out of 10

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