Joe Van der Katt and the Great Picket Fence

By Peter J. Welling

fence regJoe Van der Katt and the Great Picket Fence is a delightful children’s book set in the town of Litterbox in New York’s Catskill Mountains.  J. Paul Kitty and the other fat cats have all the money and power until the poor cats get organized and demand fair pay and better working conditions.  The employees at Cat’s Cradle Company eventually triumph when, led by fellow cats Joe Wobbly and Gompers, they build a picket fence for the owner but don’t make a gate.