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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.

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

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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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

I I've decided to spread my wings and critique paintings made by humans.  A painting is where a human puts dabs of color on something called a "canvas," white scratchy material stretched over slivers of wood.  They call this "art." I'm staring at a painting by Madam...

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Madeline Finn and the Library Dog: by Lisa Papp

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog: by Lisa Papp

  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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The  iPrimio Perfect Scooper (Invented by Cats)

The iPrimio Perfect Scooper (Invented by Cats)

  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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Bethesda Magazine (Almost Famous)

Bethesda Magazine (Almost Famous)

    Darn it all....got this new toy that lets me cuddle and swing on my human's shoulder while she walks down the path.   I have so much fun sitting back and surveying the world.    Yep, it's the only way to go:  Have the human do all the work.  She choose a...

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

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

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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Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

  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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Puss In Boots, by Charles Perrault

Puss In Boots, by Charles Perrault

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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The Sleepy Little Lion

The Sleepy Little Lion

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

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

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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The Bremen Town Musicians by the Brothers Grimm

The Bremen Town Musicians by the Brothers Grimm

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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