Thursday, January 15, 2015

Over the Counter #247

What books caught my eye this week as they passed over the library counter and under my scanner? This week, it's all about our feline friends...

First up is Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!) by Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin.

From the publisher, Tarcher Books:

"Cat lovers everywhere know the struggles of creating living spaces that are both functional and stylish for cat guardian and cat. In Catification, Jackson Galaxy, the star of Animal Planet’s My Cat from Hell, and Kate Benjamin, of the popular cat design website Hauspanther, walk readers through a step-by-step process of designing an attractive home that is also an optimal environment for cats. Don’t just grab an unattractive cat tower or kitty bed from your local pet store and call it a day—this book will help you create an environment for you and your pet that is cat friendly and chic.

This gorgeously designed, full-color book includes more than 400 color photos and lots of fun DIY projects, from cat towers and kitty hammocks to catios (cat patios) and “cat superhighways” that are sure to make readers—and their cats—purr in approval."

Next up is For the Love of Bob by James Bowen.

From the publisher, Hodder and Stoughton:

"The sequel to Bob: No Ordinary Cat. A special edition for children aged 11 and above of the number one bestseller The World According to Bob. Best friends James Bowen and street cat Bob have been on a remarkable journey together. In the years since their story ended in Bob: No Ordinary Cat. James, with Bob's help, has begun to find his way in the world.

Along with the adventures and the fun there have been tough times too, but through moments of real danger and sometimes illness Bob has always been there as James' protector and guardian angel. For the Love of Bob is the is the incredible story of James and Bob's life-saving friendship, and the lessons James has learnt from his street-wise cat."

(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)

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