I'm Going to Catch My Tail!
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: October 7, 2014
  • Price: $14.95
  • Trim Size: 9 x 9
  • ISBN: 1-4197-1382-5
  • EAN: 9781419713828
  • Page Count: 40
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World/All
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A rambunctious kitty wakes up with a mission: he is going to finally catch his tail! Through mountains of toilet paper, under the covers, into the laundry basket (with a quick stop at the litter box), and beyond, the tireless kitty continues his never-ending chase until the unexpected motive for his mission is revealed.

Debut author and illustrator Jimbo Matison uses his bright, lively illustrations and minimal text to tell a raucous story full of classic “cat humor” and high jinks that will leave young readers (and cat lovers of all ages) laughing out loud.

Praise

"The vibrant brush, ink and digital art brings to mind a Saturday-morning cartoon."
Kirkus Reviews
"The brush and ink linework is energetic and expressive...A quirky addition for comic lovers."
— Melisa Bailey, Harford County Library System, MD, School Library Journal
"Matison’s drawings have the wild, scrawled looked and frenetic dynamism of contemporary animation, but there’s a strong sense of discipline underlying all the craziness on these pages, whether verbal or visual, and not one line or joke feels indulgent or wasted."
Publishers Weekly
"This book is so much fun; it is clear that Matison knows how to make young children laugh."
— Helen Burkart Presser, Educational Author and Lower School Librarian, Canterbury School, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Library Media Connection

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About the author

Jimbo Matison writes and produces for television and creates animation. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. This is his first book.