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The Cat with a Really Big Head, and One Other Story that Isn't as Good Paperback – July, 2002


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: SLG Publishing (July 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0943151589
  • ISBN-13: 978-0943151588
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #529,486 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Highly recommend for cartoon and cat lover's alike!
J. A Carty
If you can appreciate when folks interject personal opinions when they tell a story or go off on tangents then you will love this book.
Diane Stevens
It has more of a rhyming flow and laughs in the face of doom as well, making it a nice companion piece for the story.
TorridlyBoredShopper

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50 of 56 people found the following review helpful By TorridlyBoredShopper VINE VOICE on March 13, 2003
Format: Paperback
When I was a child and beginning to bury my mind in the shaded realms of Shel Silverstein, H.P. Lovecraft, Dark Horse Comics, and Edgar Allen Poe, I oftentimes wondered if these thoughts would be allowed to continue in the apex of adulthood. In fables, for instance, the forces of good seemed to triumph over evil as the years went by and try to turn readers from cynicism, and the realms of supposed art always frown upon the world of comic books. My parents didn't love the things I loved and the world seemed to shun the fanciful, and I feared that the movements of silliness as it plays hand in hand with the morbid would be lost. Enter people like Roman Dirge and his partner in writing crime, J. Vasquez, and I see that all those thoughts of growing up had perhaps been too hastily crafted.
Within The Cat With A Really Big Head, there is a short tale fleshed out about a cat that is, amongst other things, born with a really big head. Its short and actually a story being told on one page and is followed by a picture on the next, giving Dirge readers the worlds they are accustomed to while expanding them somewhat. Sometimes this leads to events that are tragically funny, horrible in their demented imagery that make people like myself chuckle, not for the smallest of children because people shield their kids from interesting ideas for some reason, and befittingly affordable. Attached to it is also the "and the other story that isn't as good," which deals with a little girl that dies and returns to ask why. It has more of a rhyming flow and laughs in the face of doom as well, making it a nice companion piece for the story.
For anyone who likes their paintings hung a little off-center and their stories told with an almost childlike curiosity, then this is the place for you.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By J. A Carty on December 29, 2004
Format: Paperback
I like many others bought this book because of the author's connection with Invader Zim and I was not disappointed.

Anyone with a slightly warped sense of humor over the age of 10 will really enjoy this (especially the young men out there!) and for $2.95 who couldn't cough up the cash for a light fun read.

Highly recommend for cartoon and cat lover's alike! My sister-in-law bought it for me and laughed so hard she bought her own copy!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. Pulliam on August 7, 2004
Format: Paperback
this is an edward gorey kind of childrens book and probably wasnt written for children.

regardless, if you are expecting some sort of intellectual stimulation from any "children's" book, this (as the title, i hope, would suggest) isnt the book for you.

this book is well drawn and humerously written. i laughed for days and made all of my friends and coworkers read it as well.

you will find something in these pages that will make you smile.

i promise.

come on. its 2 dollars.

how much are you willing to pay for a chance at laughter?
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Diane Stevens on October 14, 2003
Format: Paperback
If you can appreciate when folks interject personal opinions when they tell a story or go off on tangents then you will love this book. I am not a fan of the morbid, this was just innocently stupid enough to amuse without getting too grotesque.
I would venture to let my 10 year old read it... But probably not a child younger than that. Enjoy, definitely worth the pennies it costs.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Bundock on April 15, 2004
Format: Paperback
I bought this book on a whim because it's Author wrote for Incader Zim (which was one of my all-time favorite cartoons ever) and it blew me away. It's short, and the pictures are in black and white, but the last page of the story is priceless.
the second story is just like it says, not as good. but still really neat.
I recomend it fully.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Scott and JC Chupack on June 15, 2007
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I'm a huge Invader Zim fan, so I decided to pick this book up. It is a very short book; it took me about ten minutes to read it cover to cover. If you're considering this book for a kid, it does have a little bit of adult-ish content, specifically:

* Comic book style masked obscenity (e.g., %#@^!&)
* Cat birthing (admittedly, the part where the reader is asked to contemplate the "crotch" that brought the large headed cat into the world may go over the head of kids that haven't gotten to that part of the birds and bees discussion)
* Mild gross-out humor, including cartoonish autopsy in the second story

It depends on the kid; that's all I'm trying to say. It's probably a little more mature than Invader Zim, but nowhere near a PG-13 rating...and there's nothing in here that a kid wouldn't see (in a less humorous form) on the Discovery Channel.

Overall, the story was amusing in the off-kilter way that this author tends to write. If you liked Zim, you'll likely enjoy this.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 6, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book is sooo funny. Great for juniors. Not so good for little kids because of some language.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca M Hill on May 3, 2003
Format: Paperback
I am always trying to find different things for my son to read, he really liked this one. I think it was because of the cute little kitty. hahahahaha
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