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Reviewed by Amy Louise Hill for Readers' Favorite
Panda Pat and the Rat Called Cat by Neil Ballard is an educational picture book for young children. In the area of Panda Peak, friends Panda Pat and Cat the rat were sitting and eating lunch. The topic surrounding Cat's name comes up as Panda Pat asks where it originated. Cat explains that he used to be a bit of a trickster and it caused him to lose his friends and gained him the unusual nickname that would scare people off. Cat notices that the cheese is running low and asks if Panda Pat would like to join him in going to the city for more. On the way there, Cat spots a sign advertising a race to win a cheese trophy. Cat is confident he is going to win. The race begins and Cat is in the lead, but something happens near the finish line. What happens and what will it mean for Cat and the trophy he desires?
Panda Pat and the Rat Called Cat was a pleasure to read. Children are going to love this beautifully-written story by the talented Neil Ballard. The message behind the story is heart-warming and will teach children many lessons, but mainly about being kind and thinking before you do something, as every action can have consequences. The illustrations by Steven Nosov are highly professional and will attract the attention of any young reader. I recommend this book to anyone with children and I wish both Neil and Steven all the best. I hope to see them work together again in the future.