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Book Reviews by a Tuxedo Cat

 

Have fun reading my PawReviews of children’s books… and sometimes of other books. You will get the feline viewpoint, which is sorely missing when it comes to reviews. Now you humans get a complete picture and can make an informed decision about which book to read.

Francine by Kelly Ulrich

Francine by Kelly Ulrich

I love ghost stories, especially because humans freak out when they see a ghost.  Loads of fun to see them run in the opposite direction!  Imagine my delight when I stumbled on this story of a girl ghost name Francine who lives in an rickety old house with no one to...

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No Kiss for Mother by Tomi Ungerer

No Kiss for Mother by Tomi Ungerer

Gawd, I love this cat, Piper Paw.  He is such a trouble-maker.  He throws an alarm clock out  window which smashes the windshield of his dad's car.  (Pop's is a supervisor at a rat-processing plant.)  He  refuses to brush his teeth, or wash his face, and reads soggy...

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The Three Robbers, by Tomi Ungerer

The Three Robbers, by Tomi Ungerer

A long, long time ago, three fearsome robbers with tall black hats, roamed all over the country-side.  They threw pepper in the horses' faces to stop carrages and then chopped up the wheels with a bright red ax.    All the humans were scared to death and even the dogs...

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An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo

An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo

 I have always liked elephants--big gentle creatures with a long fat tail called a trunk that sticks out in front of their face.  This story takes place during something called World War II in a country called Germany, and a town called Dresden.  I learned that ...

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Liberty Lion: by Michelle Knudsen

Liberty Lion: by Michelle Knudsen

Hey kids, my cousin, Mr. Lion, is the hero in this story.  One day, he wanders into a library, where the head librarian, a Miss Merriweather,  is very fussy about the rules.  You know that kind of human librarian I mean:  The one that says, "Don't talk out loud,  walk...

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Never Drink Alone

Never Drink Alone

Humans apparently do not like to drink alone---and neither do cats.  We will even lower our standards to drink, dare I say, with a dog (if there are no humans around).  Well what do you know.  There's this company (Woof and Brew)  "across the pond," (that's how humans...

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TeddyBoy Stars in a Podcast

TeddyBoy Stars in a Podcast

"TeddyBoy is One of My Favorite Cats on the Internet" Finally, more humans are beginning to recognize my greatness. That comes as no surprise.  Have you ever heard of a "Podcast?"  It's an audio thingy that people listen to where humans chat about their favorite...

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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

  I've decided to tackle and review an adult human book, rather than PawReview just human children's books.  I think it's very appropriate to review a book on Norse mythology as one of my cousins, the Norwegian Forest cat, is a descendant from a Norse god, named...

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Madeline Finn and the Library Dog: by Lisa Papp

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog: by Lisa Papp

  It seems some human children have trouble reading books out loud.   The words sometimes get stuck in their mouth like peanut butter.  Or the human kids stumble and make funny mistakes when they pronounce the words.  So they hate  reading out loud.  Cats, of...

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The  iPrimio Perfect Scooper (Invented by Cats)

The iPrimio Perfect Scooper (Invented by Cats)

"Many humans buy their stuff from a river, called Amazon. I note that this scooper has five stars beside it. Have no idea what that means...perhaps some design motif." "I was so taken with the scoop that I just had to pose with it on my tummy." Finally, here is a...

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Bethesda Magazine (Almost Famous)

Bethesda Magazine (Almost Famous)

What a way to celebrate the New Year!  At last, the world at large is finally beginning to recognize my worth and wonderfulness.  I made it into a big-time magazine, Bethesda Magazine, in a column appropriately titled, "Almost Famous."  Well better to be "almost...

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The Tiger, The Braham, and The Jackal, An Indian Folktale

The Tiger, The Braham, and The Jackal, An Indian Folktale

So a caged tiger, (who is one of my cousins), tricks a Braham (that’s an Indian word, for a holy male human) to let him out of the cage, promising not to eat the Braham. Ha, ha, ha! Tiger is released and attempts to eat the Braham for lunch However, a clever jackal...

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Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

I'm sure you're all familiar with the fairy tale, "Hansel and Gretel."  Sweet brother and sister are abandonned in the woods because there's no food in the house, and evil stepmother wants to get rid of them.  They get lost on a dark and dreary night, and all of...

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Puss In Boots, by Charles Perrault

Puss In Boots, by Charles Perrault

An orphaned lad inherits a cat, and the two of them share a series of adventures, or rather misadventures. Puss In Boots regularly rescues the clueless human as he staggers from mishap to misadventure. Lose your clothes while swimming in the river? Puss In Boots...

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The Sleepy Little Lion

The Sleepy Little Lion

By Margaret Wise Brown, Photographs, Ylla Great to read a story about one my cousins, the Lion.  Seems a baby lion decided to run away from his mom at the local zoo.  And his adventures began as he explored the world outside the zoo. He discovered dogs and promptly...

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Mr. Mazwell’s Mouse by Frank Asch and Devin Asch

Mr. Mazwell’s Mouse by Frank Asch and Devin Asch

Cats and mice: Yes, we have a long relationship. We like to chase and eat them, and the mice like to run away from us. But we cats usually outsmart them, and make a tasty meal out of these critters! Well, most of the time we outsmart the mice. So a kitty, named Mr....

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