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Genre: Comic Strips
Published: September 15, 2015
Got a pillow? He'll steal it. Eating a turkey sandwich? HEY—hand it over! Meet the original grumpy cat. He's codependent, potty-mouthed, and pissed off . . . with the litter box, the pen, the couch, and (most of all) YOU! This cranky kitty's bad attitude and existential woes—captured in a series of hysterical postcards—will ring true to anyone who's ever dealt with a disgruntled feline. Cat lovers (and haters) will LOL at this totally true look at the trials and tribulations of living with Mother Nature's most irritable miracle.
I won a copy of this book through the Goodreads First Reads giveaway program in the hopes that I would leave an honest review after I read it.
I'm a big fan of judging books by their covers (and titles) so I don't always pay a lot of attention to the books details when entering giveaways. This is a case where I didn't get what I was expecting, exactly. I thought I was getting a picture book that I wouldn't want to share with my kids. Instead I got a book of postcards that I simultaneously do and do not want to share with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law because I'm pretty sure they would both love them. I really want to keep the book intact and keep the postcards for myself too though. It's a very serious dilemma.
The illustrations are rather cartoonish, but that was to be expected based on the cover and it works quite well. Also, the cat is rather vulgar and kind of a jerk; that is a very large part of the appeal of these postcards.
I honestly feel like I have to give this book 5 out of 5 stars because I want to keep it, but I also really want to send the postcards to friends and family. I'd recommend it to just about anyone that knows the address of a person who loves cats (so probably everyone), although you may find yourself as reluctant to part with the postcards as I am. - Katie
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About the Author
Katie Cook is a well-known comic artist and writer. Her writing and art for the wildly successful My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (IDW) earned her a spot on pop culture website Bleeding Cool's 100 most influential people in the comic industry in 2013. She has also done licensed artwork for DC, Marvel, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings, and Fraggle Rock. She also writes and draws the popular web comic, Gronk, and is often a featured guest at comic conventions around the world. She lives in Ann Arbor, MI.