Just the thing for a smile: “I Draw On Cats” (review)

I received the silliest, happiest, funniest book to review a few weeks ago.  Do you remember the connect-the-dots books we all drew in when we were kids?  This is the hipper, grown-up version you’ll think is hilarious—whether you’re a cat lover or not!

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I Draw On Cats: A Connect-the-Dots Activity Book is a compilation of funny cat photos by A.R. Coffelt.  On their own, these photos would all be quite meme-worthy.  But Coffelt has reimagined them as something more.  Each photo has bright colorful lines drawn on it, cartooning the cat into something else.  But the author then added numbered dots, so that the reader can add his or her own art to the process.


Summer 2016 283So, for example, instead of a cat-worthy meme you end up with a silly (yet charming) photo of a bride kitty on her wedding day.

Summer 2016 282Or a handsome bearded kitty diving into a bowl of milk.

And more!  Readers will have the opportunity to transform everyday kitties into ninja, strollers out on a rainy day, mountain climbers….even reboots of famous artworks!

This 7″ x 7 1/4″ softcover book is 48 pages long; yet each page has a photo on both front and back.  Even more fun, the pages fold out like an accordion; they’re all attached to one another by the fold.  So the book’s very composition adds yet another element of whimsy for the reader’s enjoyment.


Summer 2016 281I Draw On Cats: A Connect-the-Dots Activity Book is funny and enjoyable, and some of the pictures will really make you giggle.  Who would enjoy this?  Anyone who’s got an artsy bent; your friend who needs a little pick-me-up or a smile; or really anyone who’s looking for some delight in a world of serious or alarming news stories.  My family truly enjoyed this, and we happily recommend it!

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You can find I Draw On Cats: A Connect-the-Dots Activity Book at Amazon and probably at your favorite brick-and-mortar bookstore.

Enjoy!  –Wren

“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”





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