Love is complicated — especially when it comes to cats. At its best, there is companionable cuddling under quilts and on the newspaper. At love’s lowest point, there are surprises left next to the litter box. One minute you are their whole world, the next you are nothing compared to the side table, the potted plant, and the next door neighbor’s chicken.
This book perfectly captures life with cats — from muddy paw prints across your desk to fur on your favorite sweater. Anna Pirolli’s illustrations are both accurate and adorable.
~ Eight Cousins
Holiday Pick 2018— From Holiday Picks 2018
Ginger is the weird one. She plays with peas, purrs at artichokes, and has a strange fondness for chicken (but only the neighbor's chicken). Then there's Fred. His greatest talent? Sleeping. Oh, and hiding. And when he's not hiding, he's conspiring with Ginger to destroy the house! Such is life with cats. . . can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em—if you love them, that is. And yet the question remains: Why are these captivating creatures so marvelously maddening?! From internationally bestselling author Davide Cali, this humorous picture book about a cat owner and his beguiling felines celebrates quirky cat companions, impurrfections and all.
About the Author
Davide Cali has published more than 40 books, including When an Elephant Falls in Love, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School . . . , and I Didn't Do My Homework Because . . . , which has been translated into 21 languages. He lives in France and Italy.
Anna Pirolli is an illustrator living in Milan, Italy. This is her first book.
"A must-have for anyone who treasures those oh-so-complicated love-hate relationships." —School Library Journal
"Just about any human owned by a cat would appreciate this as a gift." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"A perfect encapsulation of the madness of cats, and those that love (or hate) them." —Booklist