January 20, 2013

Cheetah Can't Lose

cover image of Cheetah Can't Lose
Bob Shea

Cheetah is faster than all other animals and obnoxiously declares that he will win every race. He gobbles five pies in a preliminary pie-eating race along with a huge ice cream sundae that the cats present as a prize. The clever kittens award him boxes as shoes and a too-big crown that covers his eyes. Rather than gloat over the lessons they taught Cheetah, the kittens give him their first-place medals and reassure him. Exaggerated color illustrations surrounded by multicolored text add energy and fun to this tale where empathy trumps all. Ages 5-7