Crash! the cat / David McPhail.

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      First edition.
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      Summary: "The family cat destroys everything in his path, and the two girls who love him worry that he may be sick or blind in this story of unconditional pet love"-- Provided by publisher.
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      MCPHAIL, D. Crash! the cat. [s.l.] : Holiday House, 2016. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 18 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      McPhail D. Crash! The Cat. Holiday House; 2016. Accessed November 18, 2019.
    • APA:
      McPhail, D. (2016). Crash! the cat. Holiday House. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      McPhail, David. 2016. Crash! The Cat. Holiday House.
    • Harvard:
      McPhail, D. (2016) Crash! the cat. Holiday House. Available at: (Accessed: 18 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      McPhail, D 2016, Crash! the cat, Holiday House, viewed 18 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      McPhail, David. Crash! The Cat. Holiday House, 2016. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      McPhail, David. Crash! The Cat. Holiday House, 2016.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      McPhail D. Crash! the cat [Internet]. Holiday House; 2016 [cited 2019 Nov 18]. Available from:


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Spring

Over several page turns, Crash repeatedly disrupts the activities of Krissie, Kait, and their parents. Another "CRASH!" in the night wakes them as Crash apprehends a mouse. "Life with Crash is always fun!" the girls conclude. There's not much of a story here, but cat lovers may not mind: the pen, ink, and watercolor illustrations portray a squeezably tubby yet mischievously energetic feline. Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

PW Reviews 2016 June #1

In this amiable story, McPhail (Bad Dog) introduces two sisters, Krissie and Kait, who recount life with their rambunctious pet: a cat named Crash, whose resemblance to a cuddly stuffed toy belies his irrepressible energy and penchant for mischief. McPhail's pithy text ("Here he comes") and uncluttered pictures humorously foreshadow the feline's blunders, as Crash leaps from the top of the fridge toward a pristine birthday cake, hurtles toward an open can of paint, and barrels toward the girls' toy farm set, all with destructive results. "We were worried," confess the girls. "Maybe he was sick. Maybe he needed glasses." The vet gives Crash a clean bill of health, and he's back to his antics in no time. Crash does slow down long enough to accommodate the girls' displays of affection, letting one pick him up and the other put him in a dress. In his final escapade, Crash turns the kitchen upside-down one night while chasing a mouse. The clipped sentences are well-tuned to newly independent readers, and McPhail's delicate illustrations gently underscore a focus on familial closeness and unwavering child-pet love. Ages 3–6. (Aug.)

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