"Fans of Charlotte's Web and other gentle animal stories will enjoy this charming tale."—School Library Journal
When Burdock the barn cat sneaks into the Baxters’ farmhouse kitchen to hide behind a warm stove, he overhears a sinister plot that endangers all the animals on the farm. It’s up to him and his cohorts to figure out how to bust out of the barn before it's too late. Readers will fall in love with the solitary cat, the self-effacing cow, the unstoppable pig, even a wayward she-owl—all brought to life with clever dialogue, poetic descriptions, and expressive black-and-white illustrations.
About the Author
Rebecca Bond is the author-illustrator of many books, including Out of the Woods: A True Story of an Unforgettable Event and Escape from Baxter's Barn, a Junior Library Guild Selection and Amazon Editor's Favorite Pick. She grew up in the tiny village of Peacham in northeastern Vermont.
"This sweet story with a serendipitous ending has a comforting, classic feel...Fans of Charlotte's Web and other gentle animal stories will enjoy this charming tale."
—School Library Journal
"The book offers an opportunity for young readers to increase their vocabulary, especially if read with parents or older siblings...The story is filled with clear lessons about the danger of jumping to conclusions, the joys of teamwork, and the importance of accepting one another's differences."
"In the tradition of Garth Williams's pen-and-ink barnyard images, Bond's energetically sketched b&w illustrations illuminate the animals' distinct dispositions as well as their communal courage and devotion."