Review: The Truth About Cats: Notes from the Feline Underbelly
I live in a house with six cats so you could say I have witnessed my share of their traits and destructive antics. Molly Brandenburg’s The Truth About Cats is an illustrated guide to the world of felines designed to raise a smile and a knowing nod from those of us that are owned by these naughty but lovable companions.
The Truth About Cats is filled with delightful illustrations and comes from the perspective of our feline friends. This is a guidebook of sorts for cat owners and leaves us in no doubt about our place i.e. beneath cats. Brandenburg covers a wide range of subjects including interpreting feline expressions, body language and the differences between cats and dogs which as you will imagine are considerable.
The book also contains chapters on workouts for cats, pitching ideas in Hollywood, their theology and even the aptly titled “Catastrophes” which shouldn’t require any explanation and there are some amusing antics from a cat called Frank. There are so many illustrations that in places The Truth About Cats is almost more akin to a comic book but each image will raise a smile.
At only 80 pages or so the book is unfortunately too short but what is there is both funny and entertaining in equal measure. Cat lovers will appreciate Brandenburg’s observations of our feline friends. Just don’t let your cheeky cats get hold of a copy!
(Book source: reviewer received a copy in exchange for a fair and honest review)