Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Read in English then Just Flip the Book Over and Read it in Chinese

The Cat and the Mouse
ISBN 978-986-6483-40-0
Price in USA $19.95 - includes audio CD
Author: Dr. Mike Lockett
Illustrator: Lulu Yang
Publisher: Brilliant International Group
American Publisher: Heritage Schoolhouse Press
Pages: 64 (32 in each language)
Age Level: Children (3-10)


Based on a little known Mother Goose poem, The Cat and the Mouse played together happily until the cat bit off the mouse's tail. Dr. Lockett took the simple poem and turned it into a cumulative story that helps the mouse get his tail back. Pre-K students love the book as a read-aloud. Parents and teachers can use the exciting and vivid illustrations by Taiwanese Artist, Lulu Yang to take children on a "book walk" as they read the story. The predictable plot and repetition in the story make it enjoyable for young readers.

About the Book

The Cat and the Mouse is a bilingual picture book. This hardback book is in English on one side and in Chinese on the other. Each book comes with an audio CD with the story told in both languages. The CD is meant to help developing readers and new language learners. The book was released in Taiwan in 2009 and in the USA in 2010. The book has received the 2011 Dove Seal of Approval for All Ages because of its high quality and wholesomeness for young readers. Lulu Yang scanned fabric and used Photoshop to create illustrations and embedded numbers and letters in them to promote literacy. The illustrations follow the story line so well that non-readers and developing readers can do a 'book walk', looking at the pictures, and make accurate predictions of text as they read the book.

Meet the Storyteller, Dr. Mike Lockett

About the Author

Dr. Mike Lockett is an award-winning storyteller and children's author. He began his career after 33 years as a highly recognized classroom teacher and award-winning school administrator. Lockett has given more than 3000 programs across 27 states and has performed in 14 countries. He is the author of eight children's books, 5 audio storytelling CDs and a DVD. He has written more than 60 articles for magazines, education journals and other media in the USA, China and Taiwan. Lockett has won 21 awards· for his audio recordings and children's books. (as of March, 2013)

Distribution: The distributor for The Cat and the Mouse is Small Press United, a branch of the Independent Publishers' Group: http://www.ipgbook.comlheritage-schoolhouse-press-publisher-HRS.php Books can also be ordered directly from Dr. Lockett's website at or at personal appearances by Dr. Lockett.

Provided by Dr. Mike Lockett
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My Thoughts

Mouse has come to Cat asking for his tail to be returned to him.  You see in the Mother Goose poem the cat bit off the tail of the mouse.  This story has a similar sing song tail, I mean tale as the Mother Goose poem.  The mouse has to go on quite a journey visiting many characters along the way in order to get his tail back. 

The Storyteller tells a fun tale that children and adults will enjoy reading over and over. The audible CD that is included will provide even more entertainment.  The author presents the story in English and Chinese which I found a major plus towards a child education into learning another language.  Then there is the unique illustrations created with fabric which depicts the tale to perfection.  Young readers will be able to pick up on the story even if they can't read because the illustrations tend to talk for themselves.  But you will definitely be eager to read this book to your little ones.  

I can't wait to share more of his books with you and I have several of them coming up this month of May 2013.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book 5 out of 5.

Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book the author for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  This review is my honest opinion.

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  1. This sounds delightful! Thanks for the giveaway!


  2. My two oldest girls 8 & 7 would love this book!!

    1. Congrats Krystal! You are the winner of THE CAT AND THE MOUSE. I will be contacting you soon.


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