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Cat Getting Out of a Bag and Other Observations Hardcover – March 8, 2007
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The cartoons trace the daily activities of an Everycat named Misty, who does all the things cats usually do--climb into grocery bags, lick themsleves at awkward times in awkward places, knock things off of desks, hiss at vacuum cleaners, run around the house for no particular reason. There's no punchline as such to any of the cartoons, other than a purr and a warm sense of familiarity. It's a testimony to the artist's skill as an observer that he has done such an engaging job of capturing the essence of what makes cats so pleasing to those who love them.
My fiancee and I are both cat people. We own four of them. Or perhaps I should say four cats own us! I recently bought this book for her and we love it!
I particularly liked this book because the author didn't seem to be trying to make his cats overtly cute or lovable or quirky to appeal to readers but simply captured their elusive but very real essence, letting the interpretations up to the reader. There isn't a single page that screams "Here is the MESSAGE!"
On some pages a cat might appear to be doing very little but one look at the face of the cat and...well, I GOT it. The point of a particular piece might be that expression or the owner's bafflement at his cat's actions or simply the way he laughs when his cat licks his face.
If you are drawn by the ineffable quality of cats, get this. You'll feel a sense of recognition. Some of us can't get enough of all things cat-related. This book is for us.
If so, this book is definitely for you. No, this is NOT a cartoon cat; this is not a comic book. Misty is a real kitty, simply and charmingly captured home-movie style in a series of felt-tip marker drawings, with sound effects such as "plop" and "kthump" and "lick lick" written in (of course, Misty meows and purrs constantly and her humans occasionally speak). Each page shares and celebrates a moment of a cat's daily actvity and behavior, drawn by an artist who is not only immensely observant and talented, but whose love of these wonderful little companions is so evident in every line and shadow of his drawing.
To bring this little book home is the next best thing to adopting another kitty and just sitting there watching him do his thing. Just as you never tire of spending time with your cat, you will find yourself picking up this gem again and again and spending time with Misty.
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Shortly after reading here about a cat burrito, I had to put my cat into one for giving medication. It is actually easier for one person to do it than two!Published 13 months ago by Lazyland
If you love cats and find them intriguing as our family does, then you will enjoy this delightful little book.Published 16 months ago by Mom
Spent more time tapping different cells to read one full cartoon and as much as I wanted to read this, the format is impossible. Find a hard-copy instead.Published 23 months ago by Derwood and Prairie Girl
I had a good chuckle. For a cat owner it is a cute book. Nice to see I am not the only cat owner with a crazy cat :)Published on April 15, 2014 by Jennifer F.
We bought this book for our son who is a big fan of Jeffery Brown's star wars comics. It's a darling little book which captures the quirks of cats perfectly... Read morePublished on March 4, 2014 by Brooke King