Saturday, August 26, 2017

It's All About Me-ow by Hudson Talbott

- So Tell Me Kitty, Who Is Really In Charge? -

 Buddy, the resident house cat, shares all his cat-wisdom with three kittens who are joining the family. There are diagrams comparing humans and cats, a timeline of cat history, and lots of advice for the new kittens such as training humans to sit, stay and fetch feline toys.

Buddy gives good information to the new kittens on what is okay to eat if they want to dine out.  (Gerbil: no. Rat: yes. Fish in a bowl: no.)  There are fun charts that Buddy shares with the kittens,
"Humans May Forget That You Are The Center Of Their World." 
If this should happen one of his suggestions is to,
 "Stare at them - - They'll wonder why, but you won't tell them." 
Another is to,
"Race wildly around the house for no reason." 
 This story is fiction mixed with facts but even the facts have fun illustrations.

My Thoughts

What Concerned Me:  Nothing

What I Liked Most: The silliness of cats can sometimes be the stuff we love about them. The illustrations are funny in themselves, but when you realize Hudson Talbott has nailed a cat's personality, it makes it even funnier.

Even though the text is longer than most picture books, it is broken down into smaller chunks used to describe many of the illustrations. This is a wonderful combination of text and illustrations.

And as a plus, I can think of many cat-loving adults who would love this book as a gift!

Author / Illustrator: Hudson Talbott
Published by Nancy Paulsen Books, An imprint of Penguin Group, 2012

  • Approx Words: 1308
  • Ages: 3 - 7

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