It is embarrassing how much I've been looking forward to this book. If you're even remotely fond of cats and aren't yet familiar with Maru, you're in for a treat. His contortionist antics have delighted YouTube viewers the world over, and while some really must be seen to be believed (such as Maru attempting to wriggle/flop/propel his body into increasingly smaller boxes — with mixed results), this book is nonetheless guaranteed to make you crack a smile (and might just crack you up). Recommended By Tove H., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Maru, the mischievous male Scottish Fold cat, is an international YouTube sensation — an adorable ball of fur with a penchant for finding remarkably cozy hiding places. Compiled by Maru's owner, the user-named mugumogu, I Am Maru celebrates the unique abilities of this unforgettable feline contortionist with photographs and text, in English and Japanese. Cat lovers everywhere and readers who made Dewey, Zooborns, and I Can Has Cheezburger phenomenal hits will be delighted to get to know better this endearing celebrity cat with a big personality and an enormous established online fanbase.
“I Am Maru takes readers inside the lives of Maru and his owner mugumogu, peeking into boxes, boxes, more boxes....With his big, round eyes and white-glove paws, Maru finds a way to burrow inside anything and don't be surprised if one of those places is your heart!” People.com
“Say goodbye to Hello Kitty and hello to Maru...the elegant book of full-color photos captures the magic that is Maru.” USA Today
This round, adorable Scottish Fold cat may be an internet sensation, but he knows how to keep his celebrity status from going to his fluffy head... mostly. Maru and his owner, mugumogu, give readers a peek into the low-key life of the worlds most famous cat. See all his favorite hiding places — trash cans, cupboards, cereal boxes... if it's cozy, he's there — meet his treasured toys, and learn what it means to wield just the right amount of cat-titude.
About the Author
mugumogu is the online username for Maru's owner. She and Maru live in Japan.