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Friday, September 24, 2010
Review: International Kittens of Mystery
Author: Chris Dolley
Page Count: 92 pages (pdf format)
Publisher: Book View Press
Genre: comedy, cat adventures
Copy for review provided by the author in anticipation of an honest review
50 words or less: Cat pictures! Silly jokes! Adventures! Exclamation points!
This book constitutes the best-spent twenty minutes I've had in quite some time. I think it's the kind of book that cat people will appreciate more than any other (personally I don't think LOLCats will ever stop being funny) but it's a sweet, silly book featuring lots of cute animal pictures.
Thrill as a family of cats of all shapes and sizes undertakes the most daring of training missions- climbing things (like pant legs!) Braving the yard! Climbing fences! Taking baths! Saving the world from mice disguised as squirrels! The commentary on the photos is silly and fun, and the references to kitschy adventure heroes and James Bond-esque mishaps is well appreciated.
This is one of those books that it would be hard to dislike, as it was obviously a labor of love and was all in good fun from start to finish. No cats were harmed in the making of the book as the photos are all of cats doing the things cats do all on their own, but apparently the human trainers were not so lucky, which is a fate that most cat owners can understand completely I'm sure. And with a totally agreeable price tag of $2.99, this is the kind of book that would make a sweet little gift for someone who enjoys this kind of humor.
Overall Grade: A