As befits its hero, the song "Señor Don Gato" springs to life in an animated read-aloud sure to spur many a rousing rendition. Meow - Meow - Meow! Oh, Señor Don Gato was a cat. On a high red roof Don Gato sat. . . . When Señor Don Gato receives an ardent love letter from the fluffy white lady cat, a dramatic chain of events is set into motion. There's a tragic fall off the roof, a heart-rending death scene, a village thrown into mourning for its fallen hero . . . and then love, returned to life and triumphant. Lively and full of fun, John Manders's illustrations capture delightful details of Spanish architecture and customs, while a costumed cast of cats acts out the well-known children's song with comically melodramatic flair.
When he climbs on a roof to read a love letter, a cat has an unfortunate fall with unexpected consequences.