"Must be magic," says Maxwell the shopkeeper when one morning each week he finds his shelves bare, his cash register full, and his dog and cat conked out in a heap at the back of the store. Most dogs and cats have a few secrets from their owners. Sedgewick and Casey have a beaut!
One night a week they hang out a new sign over the old one at Maxwell's Food Shop. The new sign reads: ANIMAL CAFE---and anyone furred, finned or feathered is welcome. And everyone comes---to see and be seen, to sample concoctions (prepared by Master Chef Casey, the cat) featuring prune juice and lima beans, mixed.
Next morning Maxwell's pets can barely clean up the mess and roll Cutlet the pig out the door (he's stuffed as full as the cash register!) before their unsuspecting owner returns. It's the same magic each week.
(from the book jacket)
"I give it FIVE oinks!!!" Leon Archibald, Across the Stone Bridge, a book blog, October 2013
|Animal Cafe, back cover|
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|Interior jacket flaps|
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see my book blog dated 10/8/2013
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