Dread Cat (Little Gems IA 5-8)
Once there was a very fierce cat. Not just fierce: well fierce, totally, terrifyingly, stupendously fierce. Everyone was afraid of this cat. Her name was Dread and everyone dreaded Dread Cat. But then Dread Cat started to run out of luck catching mice. She hadn't caught any for ages. So she announced that she was giving up chasing mice and promised to never again kill another mouse. The war was over. But was it really?
Michael Rosen is one of the UK's best-loved children's writers. He was the fifth UK Children's Laureate and has won numerous awards, including an Exceptional Award for his 2004 collaboration with Quentin Blake, Michael Rosen's Sad Book.