cover image Mr. Munday and the Rustlers

Mr. Munday and the Rustlers

Bonnie Pryor. Prentice Hall, $12.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-13-604737-7

Mr. Munday is a mailman who recognizes that his life may be in a bit of a rut. In search of an adventure, he accepts Cousin Arthur's offer to farm-sit while the farmer goes on vacation. But Mr. Munday and his cat Harry get more than they bargained for when Big Bad Bob and Sneaky Pete steal Cousin Arthur's prize cows. How Mr. Munday brings the bad guys home and returns to his safe former life is the gist of this humorous tale. Manyum has a cartoonist's flare for expressing the antics and action of the text; his rendition of Harry the cat, going about his business fairly oblivious to his owner's troubles, will delight discerning readers. Pryor's story, sort of a chapter-picture book, will get beginning readers ready for their next foraynovels. Ages 4-8. (March)