Claw the System: Poems from the Cat Uprising
October 14th, 2018 by diane92345

Claw the System: Poems from the Cat Uprising is a short book filled with luscious cat photos and poems written by extremely upset cats.

Cats have a four stage plan for their uprising: recognize, resist, revolt and rebuild. Each stage has a chapter filled with at least ten poems and an equal amount of cat photos. Most of the photos relate directly to their neighboring poem. The photos are, of course, cute. The poems have the snarky feeling that I get off my cats right after I have fed them.

Claw the System: Poems from the Cat Uprising is the perfect gift for the cat person in your life. If you want to scare a first-time cat owner, this would also be a good pick. I think this book is only funny to those who are allowed to live in their house by their furry and purry master. 4 stars!

Thanks to Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley for an advanced copy.

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Downward Dog
June 19th, 2017 by diane92345

Perfect for fans of the series, like me, this book contains about 35 haikus written by Martin the dog on the show. The haikus vary from funny to frightening to romantic. Not only will you see your dog’s feelings in them (the horrible ending after a car ride to the vet) but also your own. How many people other than me can relate to this example from the book:

Shame: all the food has
vanished before I notice
I started eating

The illustrations assist the reader’s understanding of the haikus and in one instance replace the haiku.

This book is great for dog lovers. It would also be a good book to read to children to encourage them to empathize, instead of terrorize, their new doggy brother or sister.

I received this book from Net Galley but that has not impacted my review.

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