If you are a cat parent, you probably have been adopted by at least one cat sometime in your life. That’s exactly what happens in My Pet Human, written and illustrated by Yasmine Surovec. Though totally in black and white, the simple, yet masterfully drawn illustrations grace all 112-pages, making this a true “picture” book.
As the story begins, we meet Mr. Independent, an adorable, stray, tuxedo cat. He revels in his carefree lifestyle; though, he must remain constantly on the lookout for the animal control officer. Kitty prowls his territory where he has the places he can find and mooch food. And he has friends in the neighborhood, Ben the dog, Farrah the cat and George the mouse, who tell him what it’s like to have a home and humans. But our independent cat has no interest and feels sorry for his friends as they do not have the freedom he finds so satisfying.
When a family moves into an abandoned, neighborhood house, our fellow decides to check things out. Smelling macaroni and cheese topped with tuna through an open window and having missed dinner the night before, puss goes to investigate and meets a young girl.
To find out more about our friendly tuxedo cat, his new family, and how he and the young girl bond and “save” each other, you’ll have to read the book.
Written for six- to ten-year-olds, Surovec’s book is an excellent teaching tool with lessons about cat “rescue” and care. Nonetheless, any adult with a love for cats will enjoy it as well.
Surovec is the artist behind the popular blog, Cat vs. Human. Her other picture books are, I See Kitty and A Bed for Kitty. You can also find her on Facebook.
My Pet Human is available on Amazon in Kindle, paperback and hardbound versions.
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