It's All about Me-Ow: A Young Cat's Guide to the Good Life (Hardcover)
Amusing watercolors and ink illustrations help explain how cats manage to charm their humans (5-8).
— From Animals (Fiction)
The perfect gift for cat lovers Cats rule And this funny, endearing look at cat culture shows how they've mastered the art of charming humans. Do you ever wonder how cats achieve the perfect blend of catitude and cuteness; how they can be both mild and wild? Here all the tricks of their trade are revealed as an alpha cat passes his wisdom to a new generation. Entertaining lessons abound, including a crash course on what to eat (mouse=do, gerbil=don't) and the importance of purr therapy to keep the humans calm. Hudson Talbott's spot-on humor celebrates everything we love about our fabulous feline friends, as well as the little things we put up with because we love them.
About the Author
Hudson Talbott wrote and illustrated River of Dreams and United Tweets of America, and illustrated Newbery Honor winner Show Way (by Jacqueline Woodson) and ALA Notable Book Leonardo's Horse (by Jean Fritz). He lives in New York City and Leeds, New York, in the Hudson Valley.
"Anyone who has ever been owned by a cat will connect with all the behaviors described and enjoy recognizing their own pets as they laugh at Buddy's antics. . . . Illustrations are crisp and lively and add to the humor."
-School Library Journal, starred review
"Cat lovers will recognize their favorite feline attributes (as well as those they're less fond of) in this amusing 'cat'-alog. . . . Pokes fun at peoples' foibles and extols the virtues of cats. . . . Feline fanciers will lap this up and look forward to repeat servings."
* “Will draw readers right in. Who doesn’t love cats? Well, even if you don’t love ’em, you’ll have learned a lot about them—delightfully—after turning the last page of this clever picture book. . . . Funny and furious . . . a wonderful mélange of “catitude.”
-Booklist, starred review
“The affable older-and-wiser cat is an amusing narrator, and cat lovers will happily recognize both the delights and occasional drawbacks of cat ownership. . . . The cats are capably and endearingly rendered; the big-eyed kittens in particular are sure to elicit some ‘Awws.’ . . . Sassy Buddy will sashay his way into many a kid’s heart.”
-The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books