Crash! the cat / David McPhail.

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    • Publication Information:
      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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    • ABNT:
      MCPHAIL, D. Crash! the cat. First edition. [s. l.]: Holiday House, 2016. ISBN 9780823436491. Disponível em: Acesso em: 13 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      McPhail D. Crash! The Cat. First edition. Holiday House; 2016. Accessed August 13, 2020.
    • APA:
      McPhail, D. (2016). Crash! the cat (First edition.). Holiday House.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      McPhail, David. 2016. Crash! The Cat. First edition. Holiday House.
    • Harvard:
      McPhail, D. (2016) Crash! the cat. First edition. Holiday House. Available at: (Accessed: 13 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      McPhail, D 2016, Crash! the cat, First edition., Holiday House, viewed 13 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      McPhail, David. Crash! The Cat. First edition., Holiday House, 2016. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      McPhail, David. Crash! The Cat. First edition. Holiday House, 2016.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      McPhail D. Crash! the cat [Internet]. First edition. Holiday House; 2016 [cited 2020 Aug 13]. 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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