Kat Kong

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Kat Kong
Book Cover Kat Kong.gif
Kat Kong cover.
Author Dav Pilkey
Illustrator Dav Pilkey
Country United States
Language English
Genre Picture book
Publisher Harcourt Brace & Company
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 30 pp
ISBN ISBN 0-15-242036-3 (Hardback), 0-15-242037-1 (Paperback)

Kat Kong is a children's picture book created by Dav Pilkey that parodies King Kong with a housecat. Harcourt Brace & Company published this title in 1993. “The illustrations in this book are manipulated photographic collage, heavily retouched with acrylic paint.” [1] The photographs of the animals are of Pilkey’s own pets: Flash starring as Professor Vincent Varmit, Rabies as Rosie Rodent, Dwayne as Captain Charles Limburger, and Blueberry as the Monster. Kat Kong is dedicated to Nate Howard, who tamed the savage kitty and the book has been rated TS, meaning “Terribly Silly.” A similar title is Dav Pilkey’s Dogzilla, which spoofs Godzilla.

"The irrepressible Pilkey strikes again with a spoof of the famous film, enacted by a real cat and some mice in color photo images imposed on background paintings. Artfully designed, colorful, and funny--especially for those who know King Kong."—Kirkus Reviews Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.[2]


“Doctor Varmint and his beautiful assistant, Rosie Rodent, have made—and captured—a stunning scientific discovery: the mighty Kat Kong. But when he breaks free from his shackles and tears through the streets of Mousopolis, there's no stopping his terrifying rampage. Is anyone clever enough to halt this massive meowing menace?”[3]


  1. ^ Pilkey, Dav. (1993). Kat Kong (1st ed.). San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace & Company. ISBN 0-15-242036-3. ISBN 0-15-242037-1. 
  2. ^ "Kirkus Reviews". August 15, 1993. Retrieved 2 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Kat Kong". Riverside County Library System. Retrieved 2 October 2009.