The Cat the Rat and the Baseball Bat

The Cat  the Rat  and the Baseball Bat

This book may cause a laugh attack!

Author: Andy Griffiths

Publisher: Square Fish

ISBN: 1250027748

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 448

This book may cause a laugh attack! Cats and rats are natural-born enemies--but throw a baseball bat into the mix, and the situation is sure to explode. The title story from Griffiths' popular and hilarious book The Cat on the Mat is Flat is now formatted as a stand-alone for beginning readers.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Cat the Rat and the Baseball Bat and Big Fat Cows

The Cat  the Rat and the Baseball Bat and Big Fat Cows

What happens when a cat meets a rat with a baseball bat? This hilarious story from Andy Griffiths' popular book The Cat on the Mat is Flat has been formatted especially for beginning readers. And ... Big cows here. Fat cows there.

Author: Andy Griffiths

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1760556815

Category: Animals

Page: 60

View: 134

Two hilarious stories from Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton, the bestselling creators of the Treehouse series. What happens when a cat meets a rat with a baseball bat? This hilarious story from Andy Griffiths' popular book The Cat on the Mat is Flat has been formatted especially for beginning readers.And...Big cows here. Fat cows there. Big fat cows are EVERYWHERE! The hilarious story from Andy and Terry's popular book The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow! is now available as a board book. Suitable for ages 2-102.
Categories: Animals

What the Children Said

What the Children Said

—John Dibert, African American 5th-grade girl, New Orleans Other players used a shortened version: Cat, the rat, the baseball bat Cat, the rat, the baseball ...

Author: Jeanne Pitre Soileau

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496835772

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

View: 991

Jeanne Pitre Soileau vividly presents children’s voices in What the Children Said: Child Lore of South Louisiana. Including over six hundred handclaps, chants, jokes, jump-rope rhymes, cheers, taunts, and teases, this book takes the reader through a fifty-year history of child speech as it has influenced children’s lives. What the Children Said affirms that children's play in south Louisiana is acquired along a network of summer camps, schoolyards, church gatherings, and sleepovers with friends. When children travel, they obtain new games and rhymes and bring them home. The volume also reveals, in the words of the children themselves, how young people deal with racism and sexism. The children argue and outshout one another, policing their own conversations, stating their own prejudices, and vying with one another for dominion. The first transcript in the book tracks a conversation among three related boys and shows that racism is part of the family interchange. Among second-grade boys and girls at a Catholic school, another transcript presents numerous examples in which boys use insults to dominate a conversation with girls, and girls use giggles and sly comebacks to counter this aggression. Though collected in the areas of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette, Louisiana, this volume shows how south Louisiana child lore is connected to other English-speaking places: England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as the rest of the United States.
Categories: Social Science

The Cat on the Mat Is Flat

The Cat on the Mat Is Flat

Andy Griffiths. 10 The rat chased the cat with the baseball bat. 11. The rat chased the cat.

Author: Andy Griffiths

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 9781466802711

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 888

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Day My Butt Went Psycho!, comes a collection of ten slimy, rhymey, easy-to-read Dr. Seuss-style short stories. Muck! Uck! Yuck! It is just bad luck When the truck of a duck Gets stuck in the muck? Wacky rhymes that won't bore! All of this and so much more; What are you waiting for? With silly rhymes, sound effects, and hilarious art on every page, Andy Griffiths and illustrator Terry Denton capture slapstick physical comedy in a book so easy to read that early elementary school students can read it themselves!
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Andypedia

Andypedia

'The cat, the mat, the rat and the baseball bat' Category: Rhyming story Published in: The Cat on the Mat is Flat Year of publication: 2006 A cat chases a ...

Author: Terry Denton

Publisher: Momentum

ISBN: 9781743340080

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 275

View: 672

It's an encyclopedia ... all about Andy! The Andypedia is a complete guide to every book, every story and every character in the world of Andy Griffiths' books. It's also a complete guide to everything you ever wanted to know about Andy himself – including the answers to questions people are always asking him, like "How old were you when you started writing?" and "How many books have you actually written?" and "Where do you get your ideas from?" and "Did all that stuff really happen to you?" and "Was Danny Pickett really your best friend?" and "Were you really in love with Lisa Mackney?" and "Did your bum really grow arms and legs and run away?"
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Early Reader in Children s Literature and Culture

The Early Reader in Children s Literature and Culture

... Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) 187 Carroll, Noël 121, 127n4 The Cat, the Rat, and the Baseball Bat (Griffiths and Denton, 2013) 208 The Cat in ...

Author: Jennifer Miskec

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317394761

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

View: 120

This is the first volume to consider the popular literary category of Early Readers – books written and designed for children who are just beginning to read independently. It argues that Early Readers deserve more scholarly attention and careful thought because they are, for many younger readers, their first opportunity to engage with a work of literature on their own, to feel a sense of mastery over a text, and to experience pleasure from the act of reading independently. Using interdisciplinary approaches that draw upon and synthesize research being done in education, child psychology, sociology, cultural studies, and children’s literature, the volume visits Early Readers from a variety of angles: as teaching tools; as cultural artifacts that shape cultural and individual subjectivity; as mass produced products sold to a niche market of parents, educators, and young children; and as aesthetic objects, works of literature and art with specific conventions. Examining the reasons such books are so popular with young readers, as well as the reasons that some adults challenge and censor them, the volume considers the ways Early Readers contribute to the construction of younger children as readers, thinkers, consumers, and as gendered, raced, classed subjects. It also addresses children’s texts that have been translated and sold around the globe, examining them as part of an increasingly transnational children’s media culture that may add to or supplant regional, ethnic, and national children’s literatures and cultures. While this collection focuses mostly on books written in English and often aimed at children living in the US, it is important to acknowledge that these Early Readers are a major US cultural export, influencing the reading habits and development of children across the globe.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Partnering with Parents Boosting Literacy for All Ages

Partnering with Parents  Boosting Literacy for All Ages

... kids reading independently but not quite ready for a longer chapter book. Macmillan—My Readers Griffiths, Andy. The Cat, the Rat, and the Baseball Bat.

Author: Mary Schreiber

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440863936

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

View: 979

Caregiver involvement is key to a child's reading success story, and libraries are in the perfect position to provide the guidance needed for parents and caregivers to embrace their role as their children's first and most enduring teachers. • Teaches librarians how to mentor parents and caregivers, offering different strategies to make a child a reader for life • Includes a go-to list of books and materials to recommend and display • Offers programs that work to engage parents and caregivers in their children's reading life • Shows how to make the library a center for education and learning
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Horror Films of the 1980s

Horror Films of the 1980s

Growing desperate, Bart decides that only a cat can take care of a rat ... up (with a specially engineered rat-killing baseball bat) for the final battle.

Author: John Kenneth Muir

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786455010

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 843

View: 977

John Kenneth Muir is back! This time, the author of the acclaimed Horror Films of the 1970s turns his attention to 300 films from the 1980s. From horror franchises like Friday the 13th and Hellraiser to obscurities like The Children and The Boogens, Muir is our informative guide. Muir introduces the scope of the decade's horrors, and offers a history that draws parallels between current events and the nightmares unfolding on cinema screens. Each of the 300 films is discussed with detailed credits, a brief synopsis, a critical commentary, and where applicable, notes on the film's legacy beyond the 80s. Also included is the author's ranking of the 15 best horror films of the 80s.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Cat That Shat

The Cat That Shat

There once was a cat.

Author: Brad Gosse

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798582436638

Category:

Page: 36

View: 526

There once was a cat.... That always shat. He shat on this. He shat on that. He shat on your brothers baseball bat. He shat on a rat. He shat on a mat. He shat on the desk of a lazy bureaucrat. He shat on a hat. He shat on a gnat. He shat on a man while he screamed.... Bumbaclat!. Wherever he went he left behind shat. He often shat wherever you sat. He even Shat. On the tail of a cat. One time he shat. On a jar of pork fat. Use a toilet? No! Said the cat. I'm a lazy cat. Who likes to lay flat. Your job is simple. To clean up my shat.
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The Cat Lover s Bundle Homer s Odyssey and Love Saves the Day 2 Book Bundle

The Cat Lover s Bundle  Homer s Odyssey and Love Saves the Day  2 Book Bundle

I know that a fake rat can't hurt her, but I jump defensively in front of Laura anyway, ... Josh smiles andturns to rest his baseball bat against the wall, ...

Author: Gwen Cooper

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780804180375

Category: Pets

Page: 640

View: 996

As an acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, Gwen Cooper touches readers with heartwarming and often surprising insights into the bond between humans and their animal companions. Featuring Cooper’s inspiring memoir, Homer’s Odyssey, and her cat-narrated novel, Love Saves the Day, this eBook bundle is perfect for readers who’ve ever known unswerving feline devotion, fallen asleep with a purring kitten nestled in their arms, or wondered what their cat was really thinking. HOMER’S ODYSSEY A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat “Touching . . . one not to miss.”—USA Today The last thing Gwen Cooper wanted was another cat. She already had two, not to mention an underpaying job and a recently broken heart. Then Gwen’s vet called with a story about a three-week-old eyeless kitten who’d been abandoned. It was love at first sight. Everyone warned that Homer would be an “underachiever,” but the kitten nobody believed in quickly grew into a three-pound dynamo who scaled seven-foot bookcases, survived alone for days after 9/11 in an apartment near the World Trade Center, and even saved Gwen’s life when he chased off a home intruder. By the time Gwen met the man she would marry, Homer had taught her the most valuable lesson of all: Love isn’t something you see with your eyes. LOVE SAVES THE DAY A Novel “Prudence [is a] sassy but sensitive feline heroine.”—Time When five-week-old Prudence meets a woman named Sarah in a deserted construction site on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, she knows she’s found the human she was meant to adopt. For three years their lives are filled with laughter, tuna, catnaps, music, and the unchanging routines Prudence craves. Then one day Sarah doesn’t come home. When Sarah’s estranged daughter and her husband arrive with boxes, Prudence knows that her life has changed forever. Poignant, insightful, and laugh-out-loud funny, Love Saves the Day is the story of a mother, a daughter, and the irrepressible feline who becomes the bridge between them. Prudence, a cat like no other, is sure to steal your heart. Praise for Gwen Cooper Homer’s Odyssey “Moving, insightful, and often hilarious, Homer’s Odyssey is about a blind cat with a spirit of epic proportions. Read and rejoice!”—Sy Montgomery, author of The Good Good Pig “Cooper is a genial writer with both a sense of humor and a gift for conveying the inner essence of an animal. . . . The indefatigable feline should be an inspiration to us all.”—The Christian Science Monitor “A wonderful book for animal lovers.”—Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation Love Saves the Day “[A] poignant tale . . . [Gwen Cooper] once again demonstrates her compassionate fluency in felinespeak and proves equally adept at conveying complex human emotions with flair and sensitivity.”—Booklist “A reason to stand up and cheer . . . Once again Gwen Cooper shines her light on the territory that defines the human/animal bond.”—Jackson Galaxy, star of My Cat from Hell and author of Cat Daddy “A charming story of love lost and found . . . Love Saves the Day eloquently explains why so many of us would do anything at all for our pets.”—Barbara Delinsky, New York Times bestselling author of Escape
Categories: Pets

Patty Cat Dot Book

Patty Cat  Dot Book

Patty Cat and her pal Hal are angry when Max the Rat steals their baseball bat, but when they offer to let Max play too, he returns the bat and shares a treat.

Author: Barbara DeRubertis

Publisher:

ISBN: 0758799454

Category:

Page: 32

View: 744

Patty Cat and her pal Hal are angry when Max the Rat steals their baseball bat, but when they offer to let Max play too, he returns the bat and shares a treat.
Categories:

Teaching and Learning Japanese Martial Arts Scholarly Perspectives Vol 2

Teaching and Learning Japanese Martial Arts  Scholarly Perspectives  Vol  2

For example, in the statement “the cat ate the rat” the terms “dog,” “lion” or “monkey” may be substituted for “cat,” but “ran,” “slept” or “baseball bat” ...

Author: Michael DeMarco

Publisher: Via Media Publishing

ISBN: 9781544823096

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 152

View: 683

In contrast to the overabundance of writings about martial arts that are often promotional and misinformative, there are rare works by scholars that are praiseworthy for their sincere, unbiased approach to writing. This is the very definition of “scholarly.” This two-volume anthology brings together the best scholarly works published in the Journal of Asian Martial Arts on the topic of teaching and learning Japanese martial arts. In this second volume, you’ll find eight chapters that dive deep into Japanese martial traditions, combining aspects of history and culture that explain how teaching methods developed and evolved. Chapter one asks: What defines and gives meaning to the practice of karate? The Dr. Wingate looks to the ideology of karate as presented in the writings of founder Ginchin Funakoshi and traditional Japanese martial arts as “ways” of self-cultivation. This ideology is often greatly different from the ideology held by modern practitioners. This chapter explores the differences. Next, Dr. Donohue comments on the ideological complex surrounding training in the Japanese martial traditions. These systems, while remaining relatively uniform through time, have, in fact, been subject to considerable philosophical interpretation and emphasis. Why many practice martial artists has little to do with the essential nature of these arts. Dr. Grossman presents a thesis in his chapter that we can arrive at a deeper understanding of any martial arts—using aikido as an example—if we consider it to be a symbolic form of communication, as well as a martial art, and utilize the science of semiotics to translate the “message” encoded in the “body language” of aikido techniques. A photographic technical section illustrates this process. The next chapter by Sakuyama Yoshinaga discusses the potential growth for learning in children. How can adults provide the best learning environment? The author believes that inspiration comes through subtle emotions of the human heart, influencing others. The theory is found in ancient samurai traditions and applied by the author in teaching Shorinji Kempo. Chapter five by Dr. Dykhuizen point out how Asian martial arts are being practiced in cultures other than those within which they originated. Specific information concerning how practitioners from different cultures understand them becomes increasingly useful to martial artists and martial arts scholars. This chapter summarizes findings of an investigation among aikido practitioners. The Japanese Imperial family is said to have been given three symbols of authority by the gods: a mirror, a jewel, and a sword. Dr. Donohue uses this symbolic structure to discuss varying perspectives on the Japanese martial arts. Each aid in our understanding and appreciation of the multifaceted dimensions of the martial arts. In his chapter, Dr. Edinborough examines how Japanese martial arts, specifically the approach developed by Inaba Minoru, can be functionally understood as a form of art. Through referring to the aesthetic theories, the article examines budo as a means of organizing experience, recognizable alongside painting, dance, theater, and literature. The final chapter by Marvin Labbate looks close at the training hall. Dressed in a uniform, students line up in a ready position, come to attention, sit, meditate, and bow. This ritualized pattern is performed at the beginning, during, and at the end of each class, but what does it mean? In this chapter, each element of the ritualized pattern will be discussed to provide a clear understanding of its original intent. If you are interested in Japanese martial traditions, you will find much in these eight chapters that clarify why the arts are taught according to a longstanding tradition—and also why there have been evolutionary changes in the instructional methods. There is sound logic for the old traditions, as well as for the changes. The scholarly research presented in this anthology will improve a teacher’s way of instructing and help a student understand what to expect out of his or her studies.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Aikido O Sensei s Sublime Synthesis Vol 1

Aikido  O Sensei s Sublime Synthesis  Vol  1

For example, in the statement “the cat ate the rat” the terms “dog,” “lion” or “monkey” may be substituted for “cat,” but “ran,” “slept” or “baseball bat” ...

Author: Michael DeMarco, M.A.

Publisher: Via Media Publishing

ISBN: 9781893765252

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 190

View: 417

How can we fully understand aikido, or any other martial art for that matter, when we have only been exposed to part of it? While learning about the art, we can easily make assumptions and be tricked by false impressions. In most cases, even instructors do not have enough background to grasp the entirety of the art and are happy to work with part of it. The content in this special two-volume anthology details the many facets of aikido as it was formulated by Morihei Ueshiba (1883–1969)—O-Sensei, the great teacher. Each chapter contributes to a piece of the aikido puzzle by providing historical details, insightful technical drills (bare handed and with weapons), and components that have flavored this art with a spiritual essence. From the Ueshiba wellspring flows a number of streams—political splinter groups offering their own take on what aikido should be and how it should be practiced. Each branch may stand on its own, but a good number of scholars and practitioners prefer a more encompassing representation of what O-Sensei taught. So, chapters in these volumes help “put Humpty Dumpty back together again.” Volume I includes ten chapters and volume II another fourteen. The authors—twenty-three in all—present superb credentials as scholars and practitioners of aikido. On the academic side, you’ll find chapters that detail aikido’s philosophy, from ethical relationships and practical theory to the subtle spiritual dimension. A few authors highlight the circumstances regarding the transmission of aikido from teacher to student. Some authors show how culture influences the perception and understanding of aikido when it travels outside Japan. Aikido is often practiced as a system of body movement encompassing a philosophy of peace and harmony. Others may focus on learning the art for its effective methods of self-defense. Composed of material previously published in the Journal of Asian Martial Arts, this two-volume anthology is heavy on the technical aspects of aikido that both teachers and students would benefit by reading. Training methods are discussed in detail, supported by hundreds of illustrations of attack and defense. Whatever your primary interest is in aikido, Aikido: O-Sensei’s Sublime Synthesis will prove to be a great reference for the scholar and practitioner. We hope this convenient collection of quality material dealing with Morihei Ueshiba’s martial discipline will benefit your research and inspire the practice of this elegant art.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Counting Out Rhymes

Counting Out Rhymes

86 Copy cat, dirtyrat, Stole my mother's baseball bat. Turned it in, turned it out, Turned itinto a speckled trout. Usually a taunt. Leventhal and Cray, WF, ...

Author: Roger D. Abrahams

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292711433

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 238

Eeny, meeny, figgledy, fig. Delia, dolia, dominig, Ozy, pozy doma-nozy, Tee, tau, tut, Uggeldy, buggedy, boo! Out goes you. (no. 129) You can stand, And you can sit, But, if you play, You must be it. (no. 577) Counting-out rhymes are used by children between the ages of six and eleven as a special way of choosing it and beginning play. They may be short and simple ("O-U-T spells out/And out goes you") or relatively long and complicated; they may be composed of ordinary words, arrant nonsense, or a mixture of the two. Roger D. Abrahams and Lois Rankin have gathered together a definitive compendium of counting-out rhymes in English reported to 1980. These they discovered in over two hundred sources from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including rhymes from England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Representative texts are given for 582 separate rhymes, with a comprehensive listing of sources and variants for each one, as well as information on each rhyme's provenience, date, and use. Cross-references are provided for variants whose first lines differ from those of the representative texts. Abrahams's introduction discusses the significance of counting-out rhymes in children's play. Children's folklore and speech play have attracted increasing attention in recent years. Counting-Out Rhymes will be a valuable resource for researchers in this field.
Categories: Social Science

Laugh and Learn with Grandma

Laugh and Learn with Grandma

That was the end of my cat - eating rat who sat on the plush rat - catching mat . Along came a boy with a baseball bat and scared away the fierce - looking ...

Author: Dorathea Wiltsie Fortener

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781640284128

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 239

Laugh and Learn with Grandma is intended to reach the hearts of children ages ten months to ten years of age. It is a compilation of goofy poems that catch the attention of children. Each poem has a "moral of the story" which is provided to help develop social skills and character. It also contains a brief description of Biblical people, places & events, and definitions of terms associated with the Bible and Christianity. Hopefully, this section of "Bible Nuggets" will spark the interest of young readers and that they will delve into reading and studying the Bible which will help them develop a personal relationship with the Lord.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Immigrant Women

Immigrant Women

We all say the " rats is big as cats . " I had a baseball bat for the rats . It's lucky me and the children never got bit . The children go to school and I ...

Author: Maxine Seller

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791419037

Category: Social Science

Page: 378

View: 852

Immigrant Women combines memoirs, diaries, oral history, and fiction to present an authentic and emotionally compelling record of women's struggles to build new lives in a new land. This new edition has been expanded to include additional material on recent Asian and Hispanic immigration and an updated bibliography.
Categories: Social Science

Hannahwhere

Hannahwhere

Slipping on his work gloves, he pulled a baseball bat from behind the driver's seat. ... He frequently came across dogs, cats, rats, and skunks, ...

Author: John McIlveen

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

View: 832

In a suburb on Boston’s North Shore, a catatonic little girl is found behind a dumpster. She is a mystery. As Social Worker Debbie Gillan pieces together the puzzle of the child's identity, she discovers the child had disappeared two years earlier along with a twin sister. She also discovers HANNAHWHERE, an alternate world that is both a haven and a prison.... Life altering trauma becomes the key to unraveling the truth about the children, about Hannahwhere...and about Debbie herself. Truths that could either save them or destroy them all. “HANNAHWHERE is a revelation. This constantly surprising novel has some very dark moments, but John McIlveen's clean, clear prose carries you through them and back into the light of the good, decent people who fuel this story with their desperate efforts to do the right thing. Hannah herself is a joy. If she were up for adoption, I'd be the first in line.” -- F. Paul Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of COLD CITY “HANNAHWHERE by John McIlveen is everything a book should be--filled with unforgettable characters, fast-paced, and a page-turner. I loved it!” -- Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling author of LET THE DEAD SLEEP "From the very first line of HANNAHWHERE, you know you're in good hands. John McIlveen raises a compelling new voice with a story that is at once playful and frightening, thrilling and heartbreaking. Highly recommended." -- Jonathan Maberry, New York TImes bestselling author of ROT & RUIN and FIRE & ASH. "John McIlveen's HANNAHWHERE is a thrilling, emotionally complex paranormal mystery. The little girls at the center of the story will touch your heart and unsettle you, all at the same time. A wonderful first novel from an exciting new voice in genre fiction." -- Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of SNOWBLIND "Love it, love it, LOVE IT!" -- Rick Hautala, bestselling author of THE DEMON'S WIFE
Categories: Fiction

Circular

Circular

Caution the children about throwing equipment such as baseball bats . GRADES ONE , TWO , AND THREE GAMES Beginning Cat and Rat Children are arranged in a ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015074837819

Category: Education

Page:

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Categories: Education

Physical Education Course of Study for the Elementary Schools of the State of Illinois

Physical Education Course of Study for the Elementary Schools of the State of Illinois

Caution the children about throwing equipment such as baseball bats . GRADES ONE , TWO , AND THREE GAMES Beginning Cat and Rat Children are arranged in a ...

Author: Illinois. Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112069858204

Category: Education

Page: 126

View: 581

Categories: Education