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I Am the Cat, Don't Forget That

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Publisher Comments:

< p> What would cats say if they were of a mind to talk? Valerie Shaff and Roy Blount Jr. have a good idea ...< /p> < p> On the heels of their hugely successful < em> I Am Puppy, Hear Me Yap< /em> and < em> If Only You Knew How Much I Smell You< /em> , Shaff and Blount have paired again, this time for a witty and insightful look at America's other favorite pet — the cat. Shaff captures the essence of the ever-elusive cat in her gorgeous photographs, and Roy Blount Jr., who the New York Times says is in serious contention for the title of America's Most Cherished Humorist, provides accompanying verse that seems to speak a cat's thoughts. The combined result is a touching and often hilarious take on the minds and hearts of felines.< /p> < p align=center> When I purr< br /> Don't infer< br /> It's because you pat.< /p> < p align=center> No, you pat< br /> Because I purr.< /p> < p align=center> I am the cat, < br /> Don't forget that.< /p>

Review:

"Shaff and Blount, who previously charmed pet lovers with I Am Puppy, Hear Me Yap and If Only You Knew How Much I Smell You, return with this ode to the cat, which takes the form of cute black-and-white photos accompanied by silly but often clever little poems ('Yes, I knocked over/ the candelabrum./ And now I'm on the sofa./ What is the problem?'). From Dr. Suessian quatrains ('I'm a cat,/ Can't you see?/ You can't get/ Over on me') to darker, more Edward Gorey-esque rhymes (' 'Eat that,' you say, 'that's good!'/ Tell a cat about a cat's food. / You know what's good?/ Rat's blood'), humorist and author Blount, a frequent guest on the NPR quiz show Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me, acknowledges the feline's peculiar mix of pride, sloth, curiosity and independence. Shaff's photos may owe more to the charm of their subjects than to skilled composition, but all are perfectly serviceable and some are downright delicious." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Shaff captures the essence of the ever-elusive cat in her gorgeous photographs, and Blount, who the "New York Times" says is "in serious contention for the title of America's Most Cherished Humorist," provides accompanying verse that seems to speak a cat's thoughts.

Synopsis:

What would cats say if they were of a mind to talk? Valerie Shaff and Roy Blount Jr. have a good idea ...

On the heels of their hugely successful I Am Puppy, Hear Me Yap and If Only You Knew How Much I Smell You, Shaff and Blount have paired again, this time for a witty and insightful look at America's other favorite pet — the cat. Shaff captures the essence of the ever-elusive cat in her gorgeous photographs, and Roy Blount Jr., who the New York Times says is "in serious contention for the title of America's Most Cherished Humorist," provides accompanying verse that seems to speak a cat's thoughts. The combined result is a touching and often hilarious take on the minds and hearts of felines.

When I purr
Don't infer
It's because you pat.

No, you pat
Because I purr.

I am the cat,
Don't forget that.

About the Author

Valerie Shaff's photographs have been exhibited internationally and have appeared in The New Yorker, Martha Stewart Living, and In Style. This book is Valerie's fourth collaboration with Roy. She lives in upstate New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060560416
Author:
Shaff, Valerie
Publisher:
HarperTorch
Author:
by Roy Blount Jr.
Author:
Valerie
Author:
Blount, Roy, Jr. JR.
Author:
Blount, Roy, Jr.
Author:
Shaff
Author:
Blount Jr, Roy
Author:
Blount, Roy Jr.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Cats - General
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
Photography of cats
Subject:
Topic - Animals
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals
Subject:
Humor-Animals
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
no. 10199
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
124
Dimensions:
8 x 8 x 0.25 in 20.16 oz

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Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Animals
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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Shaff and Blount, who previously charmed pet lovers with I Am Puppy, Hear Me Yap and If Only You Knew How Much I Smell You, return with this ode to the cat, which takes the form of cute black-and-white photos accompanied by silly but often clever little poems ('Yes, I knocked over/ the candelabrum./ And now I'm on the sofa./ What is the problem?'). From Dr. Suessian quatrains ('I'm a cat,/ Can't you see?/ You can't get/ Over on me') to darker, more Edward Gorey-esque rhymes (' 'Eat that,' you say, 'that's good!'/ Tell a cat about a cat's food. / You know what's good?/ Rat's blood'), humorist and author Blount, a frequent guest on the NPR quiz show Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me, acknowledges the feline's peculiar mix of pride, sloth, curiosity and independence. Shaff's photos may owe more to the charm of their subjects than to skilled composition, but all are perfectly serviceable and some are downright delicious." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Shaff captures the essence of the ever-elusive cat in her gorgeous photographs, and Blount, who the "New York Times" says is "in serious contention for the title of America's Most Cherished Humorist," provides accompanying verse that seems to speak a cat's thoughts.

"Synopsis" by , What would cats say if they were of a mind to talk? Valerie Shaff and Roy Blount Jr. have a good idea ...

On the heels of their hugely successful I Am Puppy, Hear Me Yap and If Only You Knew How Much I Smell You, Shaff and Blount have paired again, this time for a witty and insightful look at America's other favorite pet — the cat. Shaff captures the essence of the ever-elusive cat in her gorgeous photographs, and Roy Blount Jr., who the New York Times says is "in serious contention for the title of America's Most Cherished Humorist," provides accompanying verse that seems to speak a cat's thoughts. The combined result is a touching and often hilarious take on the minds and hearts of felines.

When I purr
Don't infer
It's because you pat.

No, you pat
Because I purr.

I am the cat,
Don't forget that.

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