This book will be a bit of nostalgia for parents and grandparents, bringing back those cartoons we watched after school (before there were cable channels). Tom chases Jerry through the entire book, with classic mishaps along the way such as angering a large dog or getting his tail caught in a mousetrap. The inky footprints Jerry leaves behind are reminiscent of the Pink Panther leaving a trail for Inspector Clouseau, either in the movie credits or in their own Saturday morning show. Tom's directions to the reader create an added layer of interaction with the book as he urges us to turn the page, shake the book, etc. to help him catch Jerry.
With the success of similar books such as Tap the Magic Tree and Don't Push the Button, this approach to picture books has proven its charm. This new addition to the group will provide a fun time for kids and adults alike.
I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley. It will be published September 1, 2014.