Nine lives in one book

Meow, meow, meow, and Aloha! Our review this week is sure to hit home with the bevy of cat owners and feline friends out there.

For those of us that have these furry friends as our home companions, it becomes quite easy to see that each one has their own personality, just like we do. However, despite their uniqueness, they do certainly have traits that make them distinctly “cat.”

How about when your kitty begs and begs and begs for food, you put something together (with much leg-rubbing enthusiasm from below), kitty takes a few sniffs… and walks away?!

Or when your cat finds a box and feels compelled to occupy it, comes out of it moments later, walks away briefly and then back to it, only to spook itself when it accidentally moves the box by touching the side of it when it tries to climb back in?

These experiences and so many more are chronicled in a fun and amusing way by comic artist and graphic novel illustrator Jeffrey Brown (renown for his bestselling “Goodnight Darth Vader” book series) in his destined-to-be-classic book “Cat Getting Out of a Bag, and Other Observations”.

For us, owners of technically five cats, we found many of the humorous scenarios depicted were true to life. Much to our surprise, many of these cat moments we thought to be unique to our own cats are actually quite universal!

The drawings are fun and amusing, and for those that “don’t read”, worry not, for this is almost a picture book!


Ed and Cynthia Justus are owners of The Bookstore in Hanapepe.


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