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The Resource Kat Kong : starring Flash, Rabies, and Dwayne and introducing Blueberry as the Monster, written and directed by Dav Pilkey

Kat Kong : starring Flash, Rabies, and Dwayne and introducing Blueberry as the Monster, written and directed by Dav Pilkey

Label
Kat Kong : starring Flash, Rabies, and Dwayne and introducing Blueberry as the Monster
Title
Kat Kong
Title remainder
starring Flash, Rabies, and Dwayne and introducing Blueberry as the Monster
Statement of responsibility
written and directed by Dav Pilkey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A spoof of the story of King Kong, with cat and mice characters. Mighty Kat Kong breaks free and tears through the streets of Mousopolis. Is anyone clever enough to stop this massive meowing menance?
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Writing style
Review
  • Books for Youth, For the Young: Ages 5-9. "Written and directed by Dav Pilkey" and starring the author's own pet (a cat and an assortment of mice), this charmer, larded with puns and pop-culture references, combine boldly painted backgrounds and photographs to give the slavering monster of the movie classic a fresh, funny face. Pilkey's cat Blueberry assumes the monster role in Kat Kong. Jokes are plentiful and the story is recognizable as it follows the terrible, terrorizing villain from the jungles of a strange "uncharted island" to the top of Mousopolis' Romano Inn. Unfortunately, the lack of variety in the superimposed shots of the beast (and one fuzzy, magnified head shot is especially hard to discern) deflates the tale. The jokes will make more sense if readers are familiar with the original story, but the pictures are still plenty goofy and the puns outrageous enough to attract uninitiated kids--along with a sizable audience of adults. ((Reviewed Sept. 1, 1993)) -- Stephanie Zvirin
  • The irrepressible Pilkey strikes again with a spoof of the famous film, enacted by a real cat and some mice ("Flash as Professor Vincent Varmint, Rabies as Rosie Rodent," etc.) in color photo images imposed on background paintings. Puns and parody abound--the voyaging mice find natives "offering up a sacrificial can of tuna" while chanting, " `Heeeer, Ki-tee Ki- tee!' "; they trap the cat in a bag (being careful not to let him out), and attempt to display him back home, but he escapes, captures Rosie, climbs tall "Romano Inn," and falls: "Curiosity killed the cat!" Artfully designed, colorful, and funny--especially for those who know King Kong. In the same vein: Dogzilla, starring the same intrepid mice and a pleasant-looking corgi (ISBN: 0-15-223944-8; paper: 0-15-223945-6). (Picture book. 4-10) (Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 1993)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
104910
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pilkey, Dav
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
LC call number
PZ7.P63123
LC item number
Kat 1993
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 3
Reading level
4.1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mice
  • Cats
  • Monsters
  • Mice
  • Cats
  • Cats
  • Mice
  • Monsters
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Kat Kong : starring Flash, Rabies, and Dwayne and introducing Blueberry as the Monster, written and directed by Dav Pilkey
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm25831755
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780758729231
Lccn
92014483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)25831755
Label
Kat Kong : starring Flash, Rabies, and Dwayne and introducing Blueberry as the Monster, written and directed by Dav Pilkey
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm25831755
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780758729231
Lccn
92014483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)25831755

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