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This blog is written and maintained by Miss Cuddlywumps, a fluffy-tailed calico cat who is both classically educated and familiar with mysteries. She receives creative input from the Real Cats and clerical assistance from She of Little Talent (old SoLT, a.k.a. Roby Sweet). Comments or complaints should be addressed to Miss C rather than to old SoLt (Ms. Sweet). Ms. Sweet accepts no responsibility for Miss C's opinions.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Book Review: Breaking Cat News

You know how sometimes you’re watching a good show, and all of a sudden the network interrupts with “breaking” news that really could wait until the regular newscast? It’s annoying, right? But think of how much less annoyed you’d be if the report was delivered by a cute cat and the news was something like “The man is taking a nap on the couch.”

That would be great, wouldn’t it? I know. That’s why we’re so happy to be sharing this new book with you today. It’s called Breaking Cat News: Cats Reporting on the News That Matters to Cats, by Georgia Dunn, who is basically a genius.

It’s a cat comic

Breaking Cat News is a book of comics in which three cats report on news that is actually interesting.  Lead anchor Lupin and field reporters Puck and Elvis bring you fascinating stories like “The woman is in a room we can’t get into,” “The people have gone insane,” and “The people bought a different kind of kibble.”

This is hard-hitting stuff, folks.

Dunn got the idea for this series when one of her cats knocked some stuff off a shelf and the other cats came to investigate, as cats will do. Basically, if you have cats, you will likely recognize most of the situations Lupin and friends encounter.

Better than people news

People news is not usually fun. Cat news is fun. And hilarious. She of Little Talent started laughing out loud on page 3 of this book and pretty much didn’t stop until the end. Well, except for the part where she cried a little because one story was particularly touching and reminded her of the Real Cats in a sweet way (this is also the point where Real Cat Webster got a new nickname—Little Spoon). Old SoLT still tears up every time she thinks about it.

The verdict

Breaking Cat News is just plain fun. Old SoLT read it one afternoon when she was sad about some things happening on the people news. It made her laugh and laugh (except for that little crying part, but that was okay too), which made her feel a lot better. The artwork is simple but cute. We love the  drawings of the cats in their little suits (they are reporters, after all, and they’re all boys, and boy reporters wear suits).

Our only complaint is that it was too short!

Fortunately, the fun does not have to end, because you can follow the Breaking Cat News Team online, which we suggest you do. We also suggest you read this book.

Very highly recommended!

A note on the "Paws Up" system: Miss C gives either one or two paws up. One paw is for a good read; two paws is for a great read. She never gives three or four paws because that would require her to lie on her back...and Miss C does not do that!

But it now!

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