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cats in books
This post contains affiliate links  Cats are introduced into our lives almost from birth and become popular companions through the books, songs and nursery rhymes shared with babies and children. From the very beginning the nursery rhymes  “The Three Little Kittens” and “Hey Diddle Diddle”, the stories “The Tale Of Tom Kitten”,  “Puss In Boots”,  and “The Owl And The Pussycat” and many, many more introduce cats and kittens to us and become part of  our world. As beginning readers children discover “The Cat In The […]

Cats In Books

This post contains affiliate links   Things were running very smoothly and most of the creatures were highly please with themselves. Lion was already famous. Even the little shrews and moles and spiders were pretty well known.   But among all those busy creatures there was one who seemed to be getting nowhere. It was Cat.   Cat was a real oddity. The others didn’t know what to make of him at all.   And so begins one of the […]

How The Cat Became ~ Ted Hughes

The Black Cat Comic by Edgar Allan Poe and Bernie Wrightson
This post contains affiliate links. The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe is a classic American piece of literature. This short story is often the first introduction to Poe and Gothic writing for many high school students as it is often on the curriculum. Despite being short it requires concentration and thought and students wrestle with it looking for meaning, intent and just what makes it chilling. Lurking on a shelf at the back of the library a somewhat different […]

The Black Cat Comic by Edgar Allan Poe and Bernie Wrightson

This post contains affiliate links. If you are looking for a fun and novel gift idea, or a little craft project for your cat then this is the book for you. What a fun and cute book!!!! Found this little gem at the local craft store and the delightful pictures just had brought such a smile that I had to investigate further. Cats In Hats:  30 Knit and Crochet Hat Patterns for Your Kitty by Sara Thomas has got to be […]

Cats In Hats: 30 Knit and Crochet Hat Patterns for Your Kitty by Sara Thomas

~ It’s never too late to discover something completely new ~   Peaking around the local library a new discovery was made. Cats have permeated everything (and no, that isn’t the discovery) What do you get when you mix the Japanese love of cats plus their other obsession, manga? CAT + MANGA = ? Any ideas? Have a guess??? Black cat manga and anime!           Black Cat  is a Japanese Shonen Jump manga series written and illustrated by Kentaro […]

Shonen Jump Black Cat

a year of cats in hats
This post contains affiliate links Cooler evenings and darker nights can only mean one thing. Crafting! Or baking. (More on that to come later) Now is the time to start thinking about some serious crafting. Not the stressful, is it going to be beautiful / will it work / I don’t really have a clue what I am doing kind of crafting but the sort that makes you relax, lets you play, releases your inner child. So, if you love cats […]

A Year Of Cats In Hats! by Sheila Haynes Raven

poems by cats
This post contains affiliate links.   I Could Pee On This And Other Poems by Cats by Francesco Marciuliano is pocket sized book of poetry that packs such a punch of wit, truth and observation that after reading it – if you don’t understand cat behavior – you might, just might get it. Quirky and perceptive this little volume is humorous, pointed and in spare words portrays the aloof, somewhat superior attitude that cats often leave their human’s feeling. After reading this […]

I Could Pee On This And Other Poems By Cats by Francesco Marciuliano

Hurry Over To Gilt Right Now!!!
If you are in need of some cat themed gifts, or are looking for some back to school things Chronicle Books is having a Friends and Family sale with 35% off. This is a great time to stock up on gift items, holiday gifts (for the super organized) or little treats for yourself. So, what does Chronicle Books have that will excite the cat lover? A quick search turns up over  100 items!!       They have Grumpy Cat! Books, journals, […]

***Ended***Chronicle Books Friends And Family Sale

Duncan & Dolores
This post contains affiliate links.   If you are looking for the most sweet and wonderful book to introduce a child to cats there is nothing better than “Duncan and Dolores” by Barbara Samuel. Dolores is a boisterous, energetic little girl and she knows that she just wants Duncan. She dotes on Duncan. She wants to share every part of her life with him and energetically pursues him wanting to show her love.     The only problem is that Duncan […]

Duncan & Dolores by Barbara Samuels

animal knits by zoe mellor
This post contains affiliate links   Animal Knits by Zoe Mellor promises to be a delight for knitters who love animals. Tempting you with “26 fun handknits for children and toddlers” this is perfect for those with little people in their lives who want to dress them in animal decorated items. Zoe Mellor, knitwear designer and wool shop owner,  is known for her charming knitting projects for children and babies and this book is no exception. Containing a mixture of sweaters, blankets, […]

Animal Knits by Zoe Mellor

March 8 is International Woman’s Day and Book Riot has a wonderful piece about a writer and her cats. A loving testament to the companion of the person who burns the midnight oil crafting words and ideas to take readers to another place. Do yourself a favor and take a moment to read it. And get Kleenex.  

A Writer And Her Cats: A Reflection

Book Review Knit Your Own Cat
This post contains affiliate links   What do you do if you love cats but can’t actually have one? Or if you just suffer from the charming and confusing condition ‘can’thavetoomanycats” and want to add more to your menagerie? Well, if you want to avoid the litter and feeding problem a knitted cat might just be the perfect solution. The authors of Knit Your Own Cat have heard you, and feel your pain. Knit Your Own Cat: Easy to Follow […]

Knit Your Own Cat by Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne

Christmas gifts for cats and cat lovers Knitted tiger from Knit Your Own Zoo book
This post contains affiliate links. There is no surprise that many knitters love cats. And cats love knitters. Probably even more they love the wool. Sitting, quietly occupied, in a trancelike silence cats and knitters share so much. In quiet solitude they sit, counting rows, stitches, checking colors, or licking paws and whiskers. They often share their space with each other and both have developed cozy to an art. So, for this special group of feline lovers what wonderful holiday […]

Christmas Gifts For Cats and Cat Lovers – The Knitters Edition

Warrior cat Moth Flight white cat green eyes
This post contains affiliate links     The Warrior Cats Series (also known as The Warriors) by Erin Hunter is a massive collection of books (6 series of 6 books each + guidebooks + field guides + manga) about 4 clans of wild feral cats ~ Warrior Cats ~ that live in the forest and their struggle for dominance and survival. Aimed at readers aged 11 – 14 the series is penned by 4 authors (Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, Tui Sutherland and Victoria […]

The Warrior Cats Series by Erin Hunter

Mog the cat
      The Christmas season is being heralded in with the most wonderful, sweet little morsel of love from the British supermarket chain, Sainsbury’s featuring the much loved Mog The Cat. Every year Sainsbury’s has a Christmas commercial that is entertaining, nostalgic and seasonal. This year they have outdone themselves with the most wonderful short video featuring Mog The Cat in “Mog’s Christmas Calamity”. Mog The Cat is a series of children’s picture books, written and illustrated by Judith Kerr. Aimed […]

Christmas Cuteness With Mog The Cat

Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Madness illustrated by Gris Grimly
  This post contains affiliate links. The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe is a short story that was published in 1843 and like many of Poe’s stories deals with mystery, sanity and the supernatural. Tense and fear provoking this story has been given a somewhat edgy  treatment for young readers in the book, “Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Madness” illustrated by Gris Grimly.  Drawing upon the story of “The Black Cat” (and 3 other Poe stories) Gris Grimly has […]

Halloween Reading – The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated by Gris Grimly