Feeling down on himself, carp Wo Ti boost his confidence and worth when he devises a plan to trick the stealthy cat that has been feasting on the grounds of Peking’s Summer Palace.
When a devious cat known as Kitti Ho makes his way into the peaceful garden of Peking’s Summer Palace, he finds himself with numerous options for nourishment—from the birds of the grounds to little goldfish, both so plentiful that no one notices Kitti Ho taking his share.
But when the cat notices the carp in the Emperor’s pond, he sets his sights on making a meal of the greatest carp, Wo Ti. Little does Kitti Ho know, Wo Ti has been experiencing a terrible void in his life, and the chance to stop the cat’s devious plan is exactly what he needs to prove his worth.
“Zimelman tells his story with a leisurely grace that begs for sharing aloud; Downing’s watercolors are colorful and pleasingly designed…” – Kirkus Reviews