Here’s a look at the books we’re reading this month.
Travels of Suki the Adventure Cat
If you’re a fan of Suki and her popular Instagram account @sukicat, you’ll love this book. With the help of authors Martina Gutfreund (Suki’s human mom) and Leigh-Anne Ingram, Suki invites you to travel alongside her from the comfort of your own home. This gorgeous Bengal from Canada isn’t afraid of big adventures. From the castles of Europe to California’s sunny shores, her travels prove that any one (or any cat) can wander the world. Full of beautiful photographs, luscious landscapes and inspirational quotes that will fuel anyone’s wanderlust, this book celebrates Suki and her human parents’ passion for taking in the world and all its beauty. Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing.
Cat vs Cat: Keeping the Peace When You Have More Than One Cat
Written by cat behavior expert Pam Johnson-Bennett, this is the definitive guide to every question you have about cats. Thinking of adding another cat to your home? It doesn’t have to be a difficult transition. Pam offers tips and tricks to defuse tension, prevent squabbles and blend two families. You’ll learn how to plan, set up and maintain a successful multi-cat environment; the best way to introduce cats; how to interpret cat behaviors, the importance of territory; and how to recognize the special communication cats use to establish relationships and hierarchies. Published by Penguin Books.
Decoding Your Cat
Written by leading experts in cat behavior from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists under the editorial lead of Dr. Meghan E. Herron, this book offers the newest and best information on cat behavioral science. Written in a fun, interesting and understandable way, it will give you new insight on promoting your cat’s physical and psychological health; show you how to provide a safe, functional and happy home environment; help you identify and seek treatment for health issues; and show you how to deal with unwanted behaviors. Featuring anecdotes from real-life situations and the science behind how cats relate to their world, the advice in this book will help you maintain a long and fulfilling relationship with your cat. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Edward Lear and the Pussycat: The Adventures of Famous Writers and Their Pets
Behind every great writer is a beloved pet who provides inspiration and companionship — after all, writing can be a lonely working existence. In this book, Alex Johnson explores how pets have inspired some of literature’s greatest authors. The book is a salute to all of the cats and dogs (and ravens, monkeys, guinea pigs, turtles and even wombats), who enriched the lives of their humans — sitting on their keyboards, sleeping in their beds and occasionally providing the creative spark for their stories and poems. You’ll meet several cats, including: the six cats of T.S. Eliot; Kitty 1, Kitty 2 and Kitty 3, creatively named by J.D. Salinger; Albert Camus’ cat, Cigarette; and Sylvia Plath’s cat Daddy. A fun and lighthearted read, it’s purrfect for pet lovers and book lovers alike. Published by British Library Publishing.
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