Thursday Ahoy!

Thursday Ahoy!

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  • Hardback | 134 pages
  • 140 x 220mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Ill.
  • 0245598251
  • 9780245598258

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Thursday the mouse mocking grown-up cliches with a grown-up repertoire of parodies and a babyish bag of rip-raucous tricks. The typecasts begin when the Grumblies (rodentese for people) return, causing a dismaying "Loss of Vision" (tele-) for the Cupboardosities - "Where else," mourns Harris who, misses the screen, "would you find Grumblies no higher than a wedge of Roquefort, safely behind glass, take 'em or leave 'em?" They leave 'em, for a new scheme, a showboat, full steam (thanks to Baron Munchen, the engineer) ahead to Paradise Island which, little do they know, is the H.Q. of SCREAM - Society for the Capture, Removal and Exploitation of All Mice. The cruise features smart entertainment by Harris who fancies such quips as "What did the mouse say when his tail got shut in the cupboard door?" ("It won't be long now" and then "Taraaa! for good measure)... and it also includes "Dial-a-meal" whereby 2-8-1 yields avocado stuffed with prawns - when it's working, which it isn't because, as the Baron booms, "Ze rubbish mit ze food has become tangled." On the Island itself more of same, some a Bond spoof of Bond, some a take-after-Milne (see the chapter names, eg #7 - "In which Uncle Washington burns some Cakes and Thursday Cooks up a Plan"). A mouseketiered jumble with uppercrust undercuts. (Kirkus Reviews)show more