Can't Catch Me!

By Timothy Knapman
Illustrated by Simona Ciraolo

"Can't catch me!" sang Jake. "I'm the fastest mouse in the world!

"Can't catch me!" sang Jake. "I'm the fastest mouse in the world!" A wicked, wild read-aloud romp from Timothy Knapman, author of Soon, and Simona Ciraolo, winner of the Sebastian Walker Prize, this is the story of Jake ... the fastest mouse there ever was. NO ONE can catch him. Not the fox, not the wolf, not even the bear. “Can’t catch me,” teases Jake. “I’m the fastest mouse in the world!” But cunning Old Tom Cat has his eye on that sweet, young mouse for his dinner and he’s got a plan…

  • Showcases Timothy Knapman at his most wicked and playful, and brings the warm, energetic art of the 2014 Sebastian Walker prize winner, Simona Ciraolo, to the Walker list.
  • This raucous read-aloud is perfect for story time! Young children will revel in the array of animal characters (some of the picture book world’s finest), will love the fast-paced rhythm, and will be thrilled (and shocked!) by the tasty twist of an ending.

About the author

Timothy Knapman is a children’s writer, lyricist and playwright. His children’s books have been translated into twelve languages and include Soon, illustrated by Patrick Benson, Time Now To Dream, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes, illustrated by Nikki Dyson, and the bestselling Mungo and the Picture Book Pirate series. His titles have often been featured on CBeebies Bedtime Stories. He lives in Weybridge, Surrey. Find him online at, and on Twitter as @TimothyKnapman. Simona Ciraolo studied animation at the National Film School in Turin, Italy before moving to the UK, where she worked in advertising, children’s television and on feature films. She then went on to undertake the prestigious MA in Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art, where she was awarded the Sebastian Walker Award 2014. Born in Sardinia, Italy, Simona now lives in London. Find her online at

ISBN: 9781406378399
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2018
Dimensions: 260 x 240mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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