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6Books for Cat Lovers YUKO HIGUCHI’S MAGICAL COLORING MUSEUM
Known for the whimsical and surreal fairy tale
worlds she creates, artist Yuko Higuchi has earned a cult
following in Japan and beyond. This long-awaited coloring book follows a
brother and sister
on their magical
trip through Yuko
where they are
the creatures they
meet — plants,
reptiles and, of
this one features
additional pages on two types of paper, which makes the
pigments absorb differently. Some pages already have one-and two-color backgrounds. The final two spreads feature
illustrations colored by the artist herself.
$14.99. Laurence King Publishing; laurenceking.
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Office Cat has clawed
himself and his team a
yummy yearly profit in
shrimp and catnip while
still managing to get his
daily 20 hours of sleep.
The secret to his success:
Employ a support staff
of infatuated humans.
These humans require careful handling, of course. There are
too many questions about the value of weekly can-opening
workshops and that annoying habit of wanting you to be
awake when they’re talking to you.
Written by Ariana Klepac and Pete Smith, this “
meownage-ment guide to purrfessional success” contains lots of great
advice on a variety of topics. For example, one tip for success: “Be a dreamer, not a doer. There are plenty of humans
out there who can do stuff for you. You just need to brief
them clearly so you can go back to sleep.” Here’s a great way
to increase productivity: “Work from home. Or even better,
work from bed, basket or hammock.” And let’s not forget the
five habits of highly effective cats: “napping, grazing, flexibility, immaculate grooming and balance.”
$14.95. Smith Street Books; smithstreetbooks.com
5Breaking Cat News The news can be pretty depressing these days. If you’d like something to smile about in your daily report, we found a solution: Breaking Cat News — an adorable
comic strip featuring several cats who report the goings
on in their homes and around the neighborhood.
Created by illustrator Georgia Dunn, the comic is based on her
cats, Elvis, Puck and Lupin, and how they react to daily life in the
household. Rounding out the news team are neighborhood cat
correspondents Tommy, Tabitha, Sir Figaro Newton and Burt. The
cats cover a variety of topics with headlines that range from cute
to laugh-out-loud funny: weather (“Today has been canceled, due
to rain”); sports (“There’s a new scratching post in the living room”);
world news (“There’s a moth outside the window”); local news
(“There’s been a hairball”); arts and entertainment (“There’s a new
picture on the wall”); and food and dining (“There’s been a kibble
spill in the kitchen”). An investigative report asks, “Why do open
books make the best cat beds?” And don’t miss their special report
on shelter cats.
And now, Breaking Cat News has launched into print syndication
in around 100 newspapers nationwide.
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