Synopses & Reviews
Cats have long been a favorite subject of cartoonists. From Jim Davis's Garfield to Patrick McDonnell's Mooch, cartoon cats make us laugh. Now in the form of Solange the Siamese, Brooke McEldowney has successfully captured the endearing qualities that make a cat, well, a cat: the way they cannot resist dark fabric, their unflinching indifference to squalid humanity (unless, of course, said humanity comes bearing treats), and their advanced heat-seeking technology that leads them to the warmest laps and the coziest corners. Readers will grin with recognition at each of these humorously illustrated hallmarks. The result is a delightful field guide to a cat's moods, motivations, and behaviors. Ever since it appeared as a recurring theme in the comic strip 9 Chickweed Lane, Hallmarks of Felinity has attracted a large and devoted readership of its own. Longtime fans and newcomers alike will enjoy this charming gift book.
About the Author
Brooke McEldowney's strip, 9 Chickweed Lane, has been syndicated by United Media since 1993. His work has appeared in Opus, Pulse, and Yankee magazines. He has worked concurrently as a cartoonist, chamber musician, and music reviewer. He also designs sets, writes, and composes for the theater. He is married and has two daughters.