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Asch, Frank.
Toronto : Kids Can Press, 2004.
IL K-3, RL 5.0
ISBN 155337486X

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Every day, elegant Mr. Maxwell goes to his favorite restaurant, the Paw and Claw, and orders his favorite meal -- baked mouse.  You've probably figured out that Mr. Maxwell is a cat.  And he's a very important cat.  As a matter of fact, he just got a promotion at work.  He is to be the new Vice President of Efficiency Control.  To celebrate, he orders a very special treat for lunch.  It turns out to be a bit more special than Mr. Maxwell could ever imagine.

Booktalk #2

Mr. Howard Maxwell is a cat, a very dapper business cat. He wears three piece suits, walks on his hind legs, and lives and works in a city much like London. Mr. Maxwell has just been promoted and has come for lunch at his favorite restaurant, the Paw and Claw. He decides to order a special raw mouse to celebrate. Raw mouse-- as in ALIVE! What would you do if your lunch suddenly started a conversation with you? Read this hysterically funny book and watch the pictures closely for one very good time! (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2006-2007)

SUBJECTS:     Cats -- Fiction.
                        Restaurants -- Fiction.
                        Mice -- Fiction.


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