Looking for a new read? Here are some of books our editors are picking up this month.
With just a little help from Dr. Paul Koudounaris, Baba the Cat presents a one-of-a-kind history, spanning almost every continent and thousands of years. You’ll find a diverse cast of cats, including our felines’ prehistoric ancestors, the ancient Egyptian cat goddess Bastet, feline mariners, heroes from World Wars I and II, and many more. In addition to being a scholar, Baba is a talented model who has paired her research with a series of costume portraits that bring history to life. This book will inspire us to re-examine the furry and cunning creatures in our lives, forever changing how we understand the relationship between ourselves and our feline counterparts. Published by Henry Holt and Co.
We all know Claire Belton’s Pusheen, the pleasantly plump cat who has warmed millions of hearts worldwide with her signature animated bops, bounces and tail wiggles. She’s back in all of her adorable forms — the classic gray tabby we all know and love, as well as her alter egos (unicorn, dragon, alien, mermaid, dinosaur and Pug). Whatever form she takes, Pusheen always lives life to the fullest. Learn what makes her purr and find out why this social media phenomenon has warmed the hearts of more than 12 million followers. This delightful collection features some of her most popular comics, as well as never-before-seen material. Published by Gallery Books.
Wish you had a cat-to-human translation guide to help you decode your cat’s feelings? Look no further! Written by Dr. Yuki Hattori, Japan’s leading cat doctor (and proud owner of felines Queen and Knight), this invaluable guide is full of facts, tips and insight into your cat. His advice comes with little illustrations showing what to look for as a cat owner — including charts showing how to interpret your cat’s different meows, the direction of her whiskers and the way her tail is pointing, to name just a few. It just takes some understanding, affection and respect to make your cat healthy and content. And, if she’s happy, you’ll be happier, too! Published by Bloomsbury.
When 30-year-old Dean Nicholson set off from Scotland to cycle around the world, he wanted to learn as much as he could about our planet and the environmental troubles we face. Three months into his trip, on a remote road in the mountains between Montenegro and Bosnia, he came across an abandoned kitten. He named her Nala and, with the help of local veterinarians, nursed her back to health. During their travels, they forged an unbreakable bond — both curious, independent, resilient and adventurous. Together with Garry Jenkins, Dean shares the inspiring tale of his and Nala’s heartwarming adventure. Published by Grand Central Publishing.