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But Who Will Bell the Cats?

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Fable retold with fabulous artwork and an updated twist.

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The illustrations in this book make it a real keeper. Readers of all ages will find the artwork both captivating and original. And the story is a classic. A slightly altered version of one of Aesop's fables, it's updated by the addition of the princess, her castle, and an upstairs/downstairs scenario that includes mischievous and pampered pool-playing cats and a game of hockey.

The artwork is intriguing, and the idea behind it is uniquely creative. Each colorfully ornate page is a photograph of an actual set built by von Buhler out of wood and plaster, and filled with miniature props. The characters are painted on paper, cut out, and placed in the scenes that she built.

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