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Rigatoni the Pasta Cat

Written by Michael Rosen

Illustrated by Tony Ross

Part of the Rosen and Ross Series

Key Stage 1 Stories about Animals Cooking / Food Funny

LoveReading View on Rigatoni the Pasta Cat

Delicious comic caper from a dream author illustrator team

April 2022 Book of the Month

Rigatoni the cat loves pasta. Linguini, penne, fusilli, he loves it all. He loves pasta in soup, lasagne, with tomato sauce. He even has a special pasta miaow, ‘Pastaaaaaaaa!’ But when his owners go away, neighbour George is left in charge, and he feeds Rigatoni ordinary cat food. It won’t do and Rigatoni sets out on a hunt for pasta, eventually finding his way to Paolo and Pieta’s Italian café. Michael Rosen knows just what makes young children laugh and the story is deliciously silly. It's also perfect for readers just beginning to read on their own with short chapters, even shorter sentences, lots of repetition and brilliant illustrations by Tony Ross. A very tasty tale.

Andrea Reece

Rigatoni the Pasta Cat Synopsis

Rigatoni is a pasta cat. He loves pasta, any kind of pasta: spaghetti, penne, fusilli, with pesto, in soup, in lasagne, any whichever way his owners, Ruth and Tina, will serve it.

Then one day Ruth and Tina go away and leave George in charge. And the pasta is replaced with yucky cat food. Can Rigatoni find someone who understands what he really wants to eat?

Rigatoni the Pasta Cat Press Reviews

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Book Information

ISBN: 9781783448432
Publication date: 7th April 2022
Author: Michael Rosen
Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: Andersen Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 80 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: Animals, Cooking / Food, Funny

About Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen is a hugely bestselling author of picture books and poetry. Michael frequently appears on radio and gives talks and lectures on children’s literature. Michael was the Children’s Laureate for 2007–2009 and the winner of the Eleanor Farjeon Award. He lives in London. Michael Rosen on Michael Rosen:I grew up in the London suburb of Pinner, a place my parents often wondered about. How had we landed there? My parents were teachers, politically committed (socialists), and great storytellers and readers. I was lucky to have found them. Most of my adult life, I've ...

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