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That the grass would appear greener on the other side of the fence to Henrietta Goose and that she would be rescued in the nick of time by her friends, Tabitha the cat and Gilbert the dog, is predictable from the start. Abigail Pizer's powerful illustrations, however, lift this familiar theme and rather trite text into an altogether different league. Her use of line and subtle colour produce a feeling of frozen time, comforting in certain parts of the story but so terrifying in others, that one can almost hear the panic-stricken squawks and frantic beating of wings as Henrietta realises that she is trapped by the circle of rats' eyes.