by Janet Blue on November 18, 2014


Bugsy and KnucklesIt is a cold, yucky and rainy day so Mom has been reading to us. Our good kitty furiends, Bugsy and Knuckles, along with their human, HH (aka Lou Belcher), have written a book, Double Trouble A thru Z. The book is narrated by B and K’s cheeky friend, the mouse Checkers. If you follow Bugsy and Knuckles on the blog, Before You Write, you are not only familiar with Bugsy and Knuckles and Lou’s colorful art works (including her kitty portraits) but you also will have seen many of the illustrations for this book.

Each letter has Bugsy and Knuckles participating in three activities with Checkers offering his thoughts and opinions. The illustration below (from the letter S) shows them Skydiving. This is what narrator Checkers has to say about it: “Holly Moldy Mozzarella…!!!! What???? These Boys are nuts. SKYDIVING. Oh I see Knuckles might have learned a lesson from it. Look at Bugsy…always mellow.”

Bugsy and Knuckles


Bugsy and KnucklesHere’s Checkers. Isn’t he the cutest thing? Even we wouldn’t chase this little fellow. He is such a character and so clever with his descriptions of the boys’ activities and foolish behavior.

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Calista Jo points out Lou’s bio on the back of the book.

Calista Jo and the rest of us, including our mom, recommend this as a gift for those who love kitties and/or humor. As you can see, C.J. thinks it is a purrfect book to read to your own kitties at bedtime.


Bugsy and Knuckles

Bugsy (front) & Knuckles (back)

We’d like to thank our friends, Bugsy, Knuckles and Lou for providing us with a pawtographed copy of their book so we could share it with you. The book is available at Amazon for $12.oo.

Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Tomorrow will be our 500th post. Hope you’ll join us.

Canadian Cats November 20, 2014 at 4:28 pm

What a cute book! I’ll have to look into this for Story Time.

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Deztinee High November 19, 2014 at 9:38 pm

Dat’s pawsum and looks like a weally cute little book. Calista Jo looks adowable and so do da boys.

Luv ya’

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Connie November 19, 2014 at 4:12 pm

I love that picture of Bugsy & Knuckles
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Pipo &Minko ~ WeBeesSiameezers November 18, 2014 at 11:03 pm

Looks like a fun book!

We would love to trade your rain for our snow…MOL!
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Judy & C.A.T.S November 18, 2014 at 9:55 pm

Thanks for telling us about this book. We will check out Bugsy and Knuckles blog. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S.)

Sometimes Cats Herd You November 18, 2014 at 7:21 pm

What a fun book! We love the parachuting kitties illustrations.
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The Island Cats November 18, 2014 at 6:57 pm

We love Bugsy and Knuckles and think this is a pretty cool book!
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Austin Towers November 18, 2014 at 6:37 pm

We already have earmarked this for a pressy 🙂 Calista Jo’s paws up is an added bonus!!
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meowmeowmans November 18, 2014 at 3:46 pm

We love Bugsy, Knuckles and Checkers, and HH, too. That book looks like fun! We have a portrait of Moosey that HH painted — Dad has it in his office at work.

500 posts? Woohoo! We’re looking forward to celebrating with you!

Hugs to you all,

Moosey, Gracie and Zoe
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The REAL Maple Syrup Mob November 18, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Bugsy and Knuckles look as though they get up to all sorts!!
The REAL Maple Syrup Mob xxxxx
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Bailey Boat Cat November 18, 2014 at 12:45 pm

It looks like a pawesome book! Calista Jo looks super cute next to it too!

LP November 18, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Sounds like the perfect book to read on a gloomy day!:) We are playing catch up now and will check out your past posts and get caught up 🙂 Hugs and love to all of you and to your Mama too!

the critters in the cottage xo
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Angel AbbyGrace November 18, 2014 at 11:58 am

Calista Jo Approves we know it’s good!
Wow 500 posts that is pawsome!!
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Kitty Cat Chronicles November 18, 2014 at 11:32 am

Sounds like a super cute book! Thanks for sharing about it with us. We will be looking forward to tomorrow — 500 posts!!! WOW!!! A huge milestone 🙂
Sampy sends lots of kitty kisses and headbutts to the beautiful Astrid. We all send love and hugs.
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Hannah and Lucy November 18, 2014 at 9:32 am

We always look at the pictures and stories about Bugsy and Knuckles – Lou has got a great imagination.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
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HH and The Boys November 18, 2014 at 9:23 am

It’s a wonderful post. Bugsy and Knuckles are thrilled to see what all you kitties have done. Thanks so much.

hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH (Lou)
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Ellen Pilch November 18, 2014 at 9:16 am

My hubby reads to our cat, Prancie every day.
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Brian Frum November 18, 2014 at 8:43 am

Those boys are just so very cute and clever too!
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HH and the Boys November 18, 2014 at 7:27 am

Thanks so much for the beautiful blog post. The boys are ecstatic. Have a great day.

hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles, and HH (Lou)
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Sammy November 18, 2014 at 6:38 am

Sounds like a fun little book and I love the drawings……….obviously Calista Jo approves – that’s a good recommendation for sure…….!

Hugs, Sammy
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Cat Scout Charles November 18, 2014 at 6:12 am

Thank you of alerting us to a new blog to follow and a new book mom can read to us. As you know we love books. Miss you Ms Lisbeth.
C S Charles

Summer November 18, 2014 at 1:37 am

This looks like such a cool book! Sparkle was following Bugsy, Knuckles, and HH long before I was even born, and they are now favorites of mine too!
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Katnip Lounge November 18, 2014 at 1:36 am

COOL! We have this book on our Catmas wish list.

McGuffy Ann Morris November 18, 2014 at 12:17 am

This is so cute. I recently began enjoying their blog. I met them, and others, through your Selfie Sunday hop. Thank you! ~xo~
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