Monday, August 18, 2014

Review: I Knead My Mommy and Other Poems by Kittens by Francesco Marciuliano

Those of you who regularly read this blog probably remember my interview with the brilliant and creative author, Francesco Marciuliano this past Spring.  I didn't hesitate to admit that I was crazy about his books, I Could Pee on This and I Could Chew on This, books of poetry "written" by cats and dogs.  At the time, he promised books "written" by kittens and puppies were due to be published.  

Can you imagine my delight when the first of those two books arrived in the mail? I Knead My Mommy and Other Poems by Kittens written by Francesco Marciuliano revealed an adorable cover and a clever title.  I couldn't wait to read it.

The poems, written from the kittens' viewpoint, are absolutely adorable.  They include such titles as I've Been Watching, Hello!, Tell Them All, and While You're Typing.  The poems are divided into Chapters: New World, New Family, New Adventures and Same Old Trouble.

Like his previous books, I Knead My Mommy is the perfect gift for every cat lover you know.  Don't forget to buy a copy for yourself.

Marciuliano has a knack for observing cats, dogs, kittens (and I assume puppies - that book isn't due out for several months) and translating it into poetry that you could almost believe was written by four-legged companions.  His books are for sale everywhere books are sold. Here's a link to the newest one at Amazon:

Published by Chronicle Books, I Knead My Mommy is illustrated with wonderful pictures of kittens who are sure to steal your heart. It's 111 pages of pure happiness and it retails for $12.95 in the U.S.  £8.99 in the U.K.

NOTE: I was not paid for this review. I received only a review copy of the book. The review is complete mine.  


Gordon Brice said...

I remember your previous review of Francesco Marciuliano's work, Darlene and this one is equally impressive. He certainly knows his kittens and puppies and his books will certainly provide a great deal of entertainment for pet lovers of all ages.

Darlene said...

Thank you for your comment, Gordon. I agree completely.

Caren Gittleman said...

the book sounds darling! Can't believe I missed reviewing all 3!

Darlene said...

Oh, Caren, they're wonderful! I have reread the first two so many times I've lost count! The newest one is just a delight.

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