This is one awesome picture books. We have read this book again and again and again. The rat is awesome. The decrepit old cat is so awesome. It's a great tale, up there with Ming Lo Moves the Mountain.
Ages 5 and up.
In this energetic story set in medieval Japan, a nasty rat has invaded the castle of a canine lord, and it will take a trio of fighting samurai cats before he's defeated. Humourous, finely detailed pen-an-ink illustrations bring this timeless tale to life.