Mr. Cat has just built a new car with trash he found on the mountain, and he decides to take it out on the town. Yet, as he travels down the mountain road, he meets hitchhikers. They’re not just any hitchhikers either, oh no: a humongous polar bear, a dog, a family of boars, and a school of fish all ask to ride with him. What will he do? His car is small, but everyone is so polite, and when the car runs into trouble, his passengers are there to help!
Hitch a ride with author Hsiao Ching-Lien and illustrator Maureen on a journey that is as educational as it is ridiculous. Teaching through exaggeration, the story describes the act of sharing as a way to conquer the impossible and go places one could never reach otherwise. Maureen’s illustrations add a beautiful sense of whimsy to the story, causing its scenes to balloon beyond the mere borders of the page.