Stories Aloud
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Publication date: 01 Jul 2021
ISBN: 9781839941566
Size: 270 x 270 mm
Length: 32 pages
Picture Books

The Cat and the Rat and the Hat


A raucous, rhyming tale that will have children (and adults) in fits of laughter!

Cat is sitting on his favourite mat, when who should come along but Rat with a very nice hat? Cat wants Rat’s hat and will stop at NOTHING to get it. But when Bat arrives wearing a fancy cravat, well, what could be better than that? Chaos ensues as both Cat and Rat decide they MUST have Bat’s fancy cravat for themselves!

From Em Lynas and Matt Hunt comes this hilarious, read-aloud picture book, bursting with comic capers and animal antics.

With a hilarious, tongue-twister text, slapstick humour, bright neon artwork and colourful, comic characters.

Perfect for fans of Oi Frog!

Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free ‘Stories Aloud’ audio recording – just scan the QR code and listen along!

Stories Aloud

All of our paperback picture books come with a free Stories Aloud audio reading.

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“This raucous, rhyming tale will have both kids and adults laughing out loud from start to finish.”

“The text’s pounding rhyme scheme will be picked up by toddlers in no time, and the knockabout humour, which owes something to Tom and Jerry cartoons, is a hoot.

-James Lovegrove, Financial Times

“A delightfully silly story with boldly eye-catching illustrations, this is fun to read aloud.”

-Charlotte Heathcote, Daily Express

“This charming rhyming book’s ridiculously humorous premise will appeal to children and adults alike… A delightfully silly rhyming picture book about cats, rats, bats, and high fashion.”

-Kirkus Reviews

“Fantastic rhymes, repetition and vibrant artwork combine to make this a standout picture book.”

-Emma Dunn, The Scotman

“This is the perfect new addition to any young child’s bookcase or classroom reading area. It had a room of 30 children in stitches… as well as the adults!”


“Witty wordplay, stylish presentation, an extravaganza of neon colour… and a menagerie of manic fun.”

-Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Post

“The Cat and the Rat and the Hat is a fresh and fast-paced, comic caper and a riveting, roller-coaster of a read!”

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Telephone: +442070897575


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Telephone: +44 2070897575