Created in the style of 2007’s Dog, this compact photographic book showcases as many varieties of cats as it does interactive components. Tabs enable playful motion: on the cover, a gray cat dips his paw into a fish bowl; inside, a Bengal swats at a ball of yarn and a “swishing slinky cat tail” twitches. Other cats are pictured next to descriptive titles: a fluffy “aristocat” sits on a tuffet while a “nice cat” dozes next to a parrot. A “scraggly cat” features a furry cutout, while a hairless, “scary cat” (a Sphynx) lives up to its moniker. The final panels offer portraits of the cast of characters, with their names and breeds. The lively diversity of felines makes this as appropriate on a coffee table as in a playroom. Ages 2–up. (Feb.)
Publisher’s Weekly, March 2nd, 2009
A New York Times Children’s Bestseller
Matt and Sharyn Pinto yucking it up while
getting Arielle the Himalayan prepped for her wet cat photo shoot!
Matt with Sphynx kittens!