by David Biedrzycki (Author) David Biedrzycki (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

A funny and read-aloud worthy sequel to the best-selling SumoKitty brings two unlikely friends together in this hilarious dog-meets-cat adventure perfect for pet lovers.

SumoKitty has taken on an apprentice--but can this eager puppy truly learn the ways of a feline? SumoKitty tries his best to teach an eager but undisciplined puppy the feline ways of catching mice. But this rambunctious newcomer doesn't seem cut out for the job. She drools, snores, and chases away the mice with her constant barking! Can she find a place in the sumo stable--and in SumoKitty's heart?

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Kirkus Reviews

A sweet and silly tale of a raucous yet deeply courageous pup.

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SumoKitty is back with her wise pal Kuma, the grand champion at a sumo training center. Kuma has settled into ateaching position; older now, SumoKitty wishes to "catnap more and chase mice less." But when a puppy, Chanko, isintroduced into their midst, this comfortable existence changes. SumoKitty tries to teach Chanko about cat life; allChanko wants to do is play. The book's graphic novel illustrations pop with silly, lovable pet expressions and hijinks inthis zany tale about unexpected friendships.

—Foreword, starred review 

David Biedrzycki
David Biedrzycki is the author and illustrator of Invasion of the Unicorns, SumoKitty, and Groundhog's Runaway Shadow, as well as the Breaking News series; the Me and My Dragon series; and the Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective series. He has also illustrated many picture books, including The Beetle Alphabet Book and Dory Story. David lives in Massachusetts.
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Charlesbridge Publishing
Publication date
October 18, 2022
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV002070 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dogs
JUV032070 - Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation | Martial Arts
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