cover image Mouse Chase

Mouse Chase

Vivian Sathre. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P, $12 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-15-200105-6

``Mouse creeps. Cat purrs. Cat sleeps.'' Two-word, subject-verb sentences pair with an equally minimalist six-color palette for a dynamic cat-and-mouse chase. Every syllable, every sketchy brush stroke contributes to the action as cat tracks mouse-and as an autumnal wind whirls mouse to safety. The orange, yellow and faded green of fallen leaves punctuate the sky-blue background while gestural lines indicate the hair-trigger motions of cat and mouse. Simple and stylish. Ages 3-8. (Oct.)