Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the March/April 2016 issue of Catster print magazine. Click here to subscribe to Catster magazine.
It’s time to show you the cat-themed books that have caught our attention recently. This round includes a sequel to Catification, a collection of real cats who hold real jobs, and a classic novel told through a cat’s point of view.
Animal Planet My Cat From Hell host Jackson Galaxy (who we interviewed recently about this book) and cat design wizard (and our own Cat Chic columnist) Kate Benjamin are back with more great projects and design tricks to help you with everyday cat care issues. Whether you need to address a specific issue (such as a cat who leaves your couch in tatters) or just want to create a fun and safe outdoor spot for your feline friend, this book is the ultimate guide to making a happy home for both you and your cats.
$21.95 (paperback), $9.99 (e-book); TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House
Think cats are lazy? Think again. In this collection by Lisa Rogak, you’ll meet 50 cats around the world who are definitely earning their keep. Boswell is a cat who helps run a bookstore in Massachusetts. Matilda is the famous feline concierge at New York’s Algonquin hotel. Some cats are mousers, such as Princess, who helps keep Mill Ridge Farm’s stables rodent free. Some are politicians, such as Mayor Stubbs, who holds office in a town in Alaska. And there are those who provide therapy and comfort as service cats. No matter what these whiskered workers do for a living, they definitely make every day at the office a little better.
$16.99 (paperback and e-book); St. Martin’s Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
Ever wondered what Pride and Prejudice would have been like told from a cat’s point of view? Now you can find out with this hilarious mash-up that spins a fresh, quirky take on a literary classic. Written by Pamela Jane, Deborah Guyol (and Jane Austen, of course), the book juxtaposes wacky photos of cats with the clever humor of Jane Austen’s beloved novel. Soulful Mr. Darcy gazes at Elizabeth Bennet in fascination; hysterical Mrs. Bennet yowls that no one understands her; and arrogant Lady Catherine hisses at Elizabeth. If you’re a cat lover, Austen lover, or someone who enjoys romances with funny pictures of cats, this is the perfect book for you!
$14.99 (paperback and e-book); Skyhorse Publishing
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