Friday, August 7, 2015

Anton and Cecil: Cats on a Track,320_.jpgIdgie Says:
These are fun books sharing the adventures of two frisky cat brothers, always working to use up those 9 lives!  

The only thing I can disagree with is that these books are touted as Middle School age reads.  While the vocabulary might not be as young as books for younger children, there is not a 6th grader I know (and I know a lot of them) who would pick up this book for reading.  They are already into the Hunger Games, Fault in Our Stars, etc.  

These books are, in my opinion, for grades 2 - 4...even grade 5 could be a stretch.  It's not the quality of the book, it's the over aggressive early maturity of the modern child. 

So I will say PERFECT gifts for the young reader to allow them to share adventures with these frisky felines.

Algonquin Young Readers
August 8, 2015

A rip-roaring sequel to the adventure the New York Times called “engrossing and unpredictable, with likable heroes and charming accomplices.”

Book One in the Series - 2014
Terrible news has reached cat brothers Anton and Cecil: their rodent friend Hieronymus has been captured. Anton and Cecil must try to rescue the mouse who once saved Anton’s life.
Boarding one of the monstrous machines the mice call “landships,” the brothers travel to the Wild West.

Along the way Cecil is tossed out onto the prairie by the train’s conductor, only to face bison, prairie dogs, and a boy who would make him a pet. Meanwhile, Anton meets a ferret friend who warns of stampeding herds, rattlesnakes, and fierce, enormous cats. Facing such danger, can Anton and Cecil find the courage and wit to save Hieronymus?

Click HERE to read about the Cast of Characters for Cats at Sea.