Three Samurai Cats
Retold by Eric Kimmel
Illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein
From Publishers Weekly:Plenty of action enlivens this team's version of a Zen parable about a castle held hostage by a glutinous rat…Gerstein uses anime-style panels… but his animals have heft, bulk, and plenty of untidy fur. He has great fun with the paunchy rat who alternately terrorizes the good guy and eats himself silly. Humor, wisdom, and excitement make this offbeat tale a winner.