Had an opportunity to check out Molly Brandenburg’s new book — Everyday Cat Excuses: Why I Can’t Do What You Want. Anyone who has owned a cat (or been owned by one) knows that cats don’t listen — they just ignore you or do something THEY want.
Brandenburg both wrote and illustrated this book, published in April 2008. It is definitely a cute book meant for cat lovers. She has a website set up for her book at www.everydaycatexcuses.com.
Did I love this book? Not really. The line drawings were cute, but grew repetitive quickly. There were a few segments of the book I found amusing, notably the hairball sequence and the cartoon of a cat on Kitty Prozac because his/her owners got a dog. But overall I found it unoriginal and repetitive (Sorry Molly).
Sounds like the book has been picked up by a bigger publisher and will be distributed via Barnes & Noble sometime this summer if you’re interested.
But sometimes a book of cartoons just doesn’t live up to the promise of the material. Unfortunately I think this was one of those cases.
Everyday Cat Excuses: Why I Can’t Do What You Want by Molly Brandenburg. Sterling Publishing Co., ©2008. ISBN 9781402759031 (hardcover), 64p.
Until next time, find a good book!