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Tabby McTat, the Musical Cat

Julia Donaldson

Fred plays guitar and sings with his cat, Tabby McTat always by his side: “Tabby McTat was a busker’s cat/ With a meow that was loud and strong/ The two of them sang of this and that/ And people threw coins in an old checked hat.” Tabby and Fred are separated and build their own lives – once Tabby’s kittens are grown he searches for Fred. The rhyming verse keeps children wondering what will happen next; a surprising and enjoyable tale of friendship and loyalty. Ages 3-7