Caturday Reads: Breaking Cat News is cute but unexceptional
Breaking Cat News Cats Reporting on the News that Matters to Cats by Georgia Dunn Andrews McMeel Publishing Humor Pub Date 10 May 2016 Review Cute but unexceptional, Breaking Cat News is not among the best cat humor/comic strip books currently available. It does accurately depict what cats do and how they appear to perceive situations, and the drawings are cute. But, there is not that zing of wit that pushes the ordinary into the extraordinary. While I smiled a bit as I read, there was nary a laugh in sight. On the whole, Breaking Cat News is cute but amateurish. There are many better books if you are looking for a gift for a cat lover. On the other hand, Georgia Dunn has a unique style that bears watching. Her future books may be much better. Breaking Cat News depicts everyday cat happenings as if they were news stories being reported on by household cats. 3/5 I received a copy of Breaking Cat News from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. --Crittermom Description This just in: Three adorable house cats are reporting the most hilarious breaking news! Based on author/illustrator Georgia Dunn's real life pets, Elvis, Lupin, and Puck strap on neckties and pick up microphones to provide the most up-to-date relevant news stories (at least according to them). Cats reporting on the news that matters to cats with stories such as The Vacuum Cleaner Is Back!, The Woman Is Cooking Bacon!, and The Ceiling Cats Are Everywhere Tonight! Cynical, no nonsense Elvis and shy, sweet, sensitive Puck are the reporter kitties in the field, while the adventurous jokester Lupin serves as anchor cat. Together they break headlines on the food bowl, new plants, mysterious red dots, strange cats in the yard, and all the daily happenings in their home.