genre } fiction | adventure | animal stories
rating } children
date released } March 8th 1999
edition } Farrar Straus Giroux, 32 pg
acquisition } borrowed
available @ Book Depository
By Yangsook Choi
Summary via GoodReads
New Cat loves living in Mr. Kim's tofu factory, but she is frustrated because she has seen a mouse in the production room, where Mr. Kim doesn't allow her to go. One night, a door is left open and New Cat disobeys Mr. Kim's rule. As she chases the mouse, she is surprised to discover that a fire has broken out! Soon the fire department comes and the fire is brought under control. But where is New Cat? Then a bucket of tofu begins to meow, and a wet New Cat emerges, safe and heroic. In this sweet story about a feisty feline, Yangsook Choi uses a rich palette and straightforward text to illustrate the enduring bond between a pet and her person.
My 2 Cents
This is so wonderfully cute book! I'm a cat lover and this actually tickle my fancy. I read it as soon as I've pick it up and I was smiling at every word. The name "New Cat" is indeed original to me as well. Hey.. I used to have a rabbit that I named “Rabbit” so I can relate. It's a good short read and the illustration is absolutely beautiful. I recommend it to any cat lovers as well as the kids.