Editorial Review

School Library Journal

Cover: Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog

“Longtime friends Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog have fallen into comfortable, lazy routines, doing nothing but eating and sleeping. When they can no longer fit on their couch, they ignore what is happening to them. And when they outgrow their house, they tell themselves that it has shrunk. They set off to find their ‘distant relatives,’ a tiger and a wolf, in hopes of living with them. The pair walks hither and yon, through cities and fields, to no avail, and food is scarce. Returning home, they spy their sleek new selves in a mirror: ‘For the first time in a long time, they felt really comfortable with who they were.’ Ross’s watercolor and line cartoons depict the animals growing larger and larger, with clothes straining over their stomachs and food covering most surfaces in their home. However, the pictures may prove confusing as they are at odds with the text (‘the cushions almost filled the room,’ etc.), and children may not understand the pair’s underlying problem, and that they have slimmed down because they have gotten more exercise.” —School Library Journal

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