The Cat's Out of the Bag: Truth and Lies about Cats

The Cat s Out of the Bag Truth and Lies about Cats We cannot get enough of cats from ancient times they have occupied a special place in many different cultures around the world They have also generated a fascinating array of words expressions and ob

  • Title: The Cat's Out of the Bag: Truth and Lies about Cats
  • Author: Max Cryer
  • ISBN: 9781921966545
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Paperback
  • We cannot get enough of cats from ancient times they have occupied a special place in many different cultures around the world They have also generated a fascinating array of words, expressions and observations, as well as poems, books, movies, cartoons and artworks In this witty and entertaining book, Max Cryer celebrates cats and allthey have given to us.He describesWe cannot get enough of cats from ancient times they have occupied a special place in many different cultures around the world They have also generated a fascinating array of words, expressions and observations, as well as poems, books, movies, cartoons and artworks In this witty and entertaining book, Max Cryer celebrates cats and allthey have given to us.He describes the many words and expressions they have inspired, from catnip and catwalk to the cat s whiskers and raining cats and dogs , as well as famous cat characters like Garfield, Felix the Cat, The Cat in the Hat and Puss in Boots, songs as varied as What s New Pussycat and The Cats Duet , and poems like The Owl and the Pussycat and Hey Diddle Diddle The cats owned by famous celebrities are described, from Elizabeth Taylor s Jeepers Creepers to Dr Johnson s Hodge In other chapters he explores cats attributes, the strength of their night vision and sense of smell, their sleep requirements, life expectancy and much Surprising facts and spurious fictions can be found on almost every page.Everything you ever wanted to know about cats can be enjoyed in this magnificent compendium of a book It is a delight from beginning to end to be read with one on your lap.

    One thought on “The Cat's Out of the Bag: Truth and Lies about Cats”

    1. Picked this up and skimmed through it at work - some interesting facts there, yes indeed, but I would like to be nit-picky about one of them - it says domestic cats are the only mammals that regularly walk around holding their tails high - what about lemurs and coati, Mr Cryer?

    2. I love cats, and I love books about cats. This was written by a fellow New Zealander, and although I did not learn much that I did not already know when it comes to cat trivia, this was still an entertaining and charming read. I don't know why it has received such a low rating on . No book about cats can be bad, surely? The chapters are nicely divided up by subject matter, and the pages are illustrated with cat silhouettes. I recommend it to cat lovers!

    3. So much information thrown into such a short book! Basically every phrase, movie, song, comic, or piece of information (or origins on the piece of information), he's compiled here. I finished about 20 minutes, it was just the light little read that I needed in-between novels!

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