Elvira Mistress of Felinity here with the long-awaited book review promised in a blog post on March 25th.
In that post I announced that we had been contacted by a publisher and given an opportunity to review a new book and help publicize a very special feline adoption event to occur at the end of April and that we had received the book and would, all 3 of us, read it.
Sneakers and I have read the book...and Friday will do so as well (She was too horny, in recent days, for me to trust her with the task, and is getting her Hoohawectomy today, hee, hee!). Her other task was to explore the website of the shelter helping promote Tabby Day and do some research on the event; she will put the finishing touches on all this as she recovers from today and will post before the end of the month.
The book is by humans named Sandy Robins and Paul Smulson, and is called Making the Most of All Nine Lives: The Extraordinary Life of Buffy the Cat (Triumph Books - release date = April 15, 2016).
It is a 128 page photo/humor book for cats and their feline loving humans.
The promo literature explains..."born into the body of an orange tabby, Buffy has experienced life in a way most humans never do".
The book doesn't take the brains of a rocket scientist to read and understand as it is nothing more than photos of Buffy as our hero experiences activities that humans enjoy and shares his thoughts about those activities.
The activities chosen for Buffy to experience are a varied lot and the scenes are nicely set up and photographed.
Buffy's thoughts about his experiences are comments and wisecracks suitable in length, for the most part, to be used on Twitter.
This is not Shakespussy or Tolstortie, folks, so laugh a little, or a lot, your mileage will vary.
My favorite part of the book? The Intro. It is where the writer and the photographer (Buffy's dad), explain themselves over 2 1/2 pages.
As for what Buffy was up to? I loved the "Billy Goat Tavern", "chess match", "souvenir stand" and "inner meow" shots for their realism; serious scenes that bring out the laugh in the reader and viewer because feline and human can totally relate to such a scene having done, or seen, something similar themselves.
Now, let me turn things over to Sneakers the Texian Tuxedo....