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Book Review

Publisher's Note:

Sometimes "Meow" just doesn't quite get the point across... In I Could Pee on This you'll find poems penned by cats that reveal their every desire, their every conflict, and their every moment of neurotic genius. You'll discover why cats do things like sit on your face before the sun comes up, help clean your bedside table with their tail, or confirm that there really are one thousand sheets in a toilet paper roll.…

Overall Book Review:

If cats could talk…or type…what would they say? In I Could Pee on This, Francesco Marcuiliano answers that question. The feline poets of his collection offer their witty insights on work, play, and family life. They even tackle such enigmatic topics as love, growing up and growing old, and the purpose of life.

These poems illuminate the life of cats in a way that humans can understand. The author has an uncanny ability to speak volumes using very few words. His rhymes are entertaining and show a combination of wit, attitude, and satire that a reader would expect from a syndicated comic strip writer. This book was on the New York Times bestseller list with good reason. It is a pleasant diversion from the stressful, complicated life of the modern human as we consider the peaceful, playful, and simpler life of the cat.


Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language: 5 mild obscenities; 1 scatological word.

Violence/Gore:  Animals claw or bite people playfully a few times; a character tries to kill another in a humorous way; a few verbal threats; a dead animal is left in a bed. 

Sex/Nudity:  A joke about neutering; report of a character watching others have sex (no detail).

Mature Subject Matter:

None

Alcohol / Drug Use:

Mention of drinking wine.

Overall Book Rating
Profanity/Language
Rating:
3
10
Violence/Gore
Rating:
2
10
Sex/Nudity
Rating:
3
10

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About the Reviewer

My taste in literature leans heavily towards sci-fi, fantasy, and (my favorite) horror, and the latter can present some fairly murky waters for parents to let their children explore. I enjoy novels of both the standard and graphic varieties. Since those genres, and graphic novels in particular, tend to appeal to boys, I hope that I can help other Boy Mommies in their quest to find books that their little video gamers--I mean, future bibliophiles will read and enjoy. When I am not reading, I enjoy tabletop role-playing games, video games, and singing karaoke. I have a wonderful husband who lets me indulge my reading habit by sharing the housework and being a great dad to our genius kids and their faithful hound.