Cat lovers will want to check out these feline-centric reads.
In this fun book by New York Times bestselling author Jay Heinrichs, you’ll learn the dark secrets of persuasion from the masters themselves: cats. Our feline friends can talk us into just about anything without a word (although there’s some meowing involved, of course) — but try getting a cat to do what you want. While it’s difficult, persuading a cat is possible. And once you’ve done that, persuading humans is a breeze!
Featuring illustrations by Natalie Palmer-Sutton, this book will teach you how to argue logically (even if your opponent is furry and irrational); make your body do the talking (cats excel at this); learn the wisdom of predator timing to pounce at the right moment; and many other lessons grounded in the science of rhetoric. Published by Rodale Books, an imprint of Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House.
If you’ve just adopted a new cat, this cute scrapbook by Alberto Bertolazzi and featuring art by Ayano Otani will help you document your life with your new companion by providing a place to record your cat’s history and stages of growth. You can customize the cover, which features an image window for your cat’s photo, while die-cut envelopes throughout the book store keepsakes, mementos and more photos.
It’s a great way to remember the beautiful moments of your life together — from your cat’s arrival, favorite games and even the occasional domestic disaster like a newly shredded sofa (oops!). Published by CompanionHouse Books.
Sure to put a smile on any cat lover’s face, this cute book from Japan has 88 pages of nothing but kitty paws — shot from all different kinds of angles. It also features fun and fascinating trivia about paws and how cats use them to express their emotions — whether they’re high-fiving their favorite human, showing their prim and proper side with crossed paws or dramatically covering their eyes.
Published by PIE International. See more about the book on Instagram @cat_paws_book.
Have you ever wanted to be a cat? It sounds great — until you actually become one, that is. This enticing and humorous satire written by award-winning journalist Alan S. Cowell explores what our feline friends really feel about their lives indoors.
You’ll meet Dolores Tremayne, who is on an extended business trip abroad — but a part of her remains at home in the family cat. Follow X, the Tremaynes’ cat, as Dolores negotiates a deal with high-powered auto executives hundreds of miles away in Germany, while part of her is tagging along in the brain of her cat — and discovering some disturbing things about her husband. Published by St. Martin’s Press.
Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Catster magazine. Have you seen the new Catster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting area of your vet’s office? Click here to subscribe to Catster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home.
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