Title:Is That a Sick Cat In Your Backpack?

By:Todd Strasser

Main Characters:

The three Tardy brothers, TJ,Wade and Leyton.

They bought a cat and they can't find it because they don't know where is it at.


It's about these two people's, Wade and Leyton's, very lazy and skinny cat named Skinny Cat. There's a contest called the Catalent Contest. Skinny Cat has one talent that he might show in it: coughing up hairballs. Yeah ew...So then there's this really snobby girl named Fibby, and I don't think she wants them to win the contest either...

About the Author:

Todd was born in New York City. Todd went to the I.U. Willets Elementary school and then went to the Wheatley School for junior high and high school. His best subject was science. He also liked to read, but had difficulty with spelling and grammar, and struggled in English. His favorite sports were tennis, skiing, and fishing.Todd went to college  at New York University for a few years, but then he dropped out.Then lived in Europe and was a street musician.At that time, he sent letters, poems and songs to his friends at New York.When he returned to the U.S. he studied literature and writing at Beloit College.After that, Todd worked as a reporter at the Middletown Times Herald-Record newspaper in Middletown, New York, and later at Compton Advertising in New York City.

Text Connection:

This reminds me of when I buy something, I loose it, and then have t find it.Aliens remind me of my cousin junior because he has a big head.The skinny cat reminds me of my uncle's cat because his cat is also skinny.

Book review:

Ill give this book a 9 because this book is very funny, and I like to read or hear funny stuff.Specially on the part when the kid is eating cat food soy sauce and mustard. I liked that they used cats that enslaved the human race that made it interesting to read.

Character Traits:

They are all funny, adventurous, brave, daring and tough.

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