Cat vs Human: Another Dose of Catnip by Yasmine Surovec
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
First Published: October 15th, 2013
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Recommended Age: 10+
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Humor, Cats, Modern Life
In her second collection of Cat vs Human comics, Surovec dives further into the intricacies of cat ownership. Perhaps you’ve had the pleasure of awakening next to a lovely gift from your cat–such as a dead mouse or hairball–or maybe you understand the necessary pain tolerance that comes from being a scratching post for unclipped claws. Either way, this book is sure to leave you rolling with laughter . . . on your cat hair-infested floor. This collection includes 140 comics from the blog plus 21 new, never-before-seen comics created specifically for this book.
Although I’m in no way a cat person, I still enjoy reading cat jokes a lot.
Cats are hilarious, because they are so much like humans. My argument is that humans and cats get along if they get something from the other, because both are egocentric beings.
I mean, cats want instant gratification: they want to play and they want to play NOW! They also don’t need to be near you unless they suddenly need affection, food, game time or anything else from you.
That’s kind of why I prefer dogs. Cats can be snobs. Sometimes you need their affection and they show you their butt instead, as proved by Miss Surovec. Dogs will play whenever YOU want to play. They see you and they are instantly happy. I’m actually missing my dog a lot as I’m writing this.
But who cares that cats are more work than dogs, since both are cute animals to have in the house and nothing beats a pet’s hug when you’re alone and you need love.
So this is a humorous graphic novel illustrating the different positive and negative interactions between humans and cats.
It’s a tiny bit repetitive, but otherwise, I thought it was entertaining and cute. I especially liked the fairy tale towards the end, which made me smile.
Pick this up if you want something light, fun and charming!
PS. This is the second volume in the ”Cat vs Human” series, but you don’t need to read the first one to understand this one. I didn’t and I ended up really liking it!
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