Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Celebrity Cat: With Paintings from Art Galleries Around the World” as Want to Read:
Celebrity Cat: With Paintings from Art Galleries Around the World
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Celebrity Cat: With Paintings from Art Galleries Around the World

3.3 of 5 stars 3.30  ·  rating details  ·  30 ratings  ·  10 reviews
It’s visiting night for kitties at the art gallery, and cats have come from all over town. They like paintings, but most of all, they like paintings with cats in them. Alas, there are very few. Then the very talented Felissima Cat steps in. Felissima is sure that something is missing from some very famous works of art. Taking matters into her own paws, she sets out to reme ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published May 17th 2006 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Celebrity Cat, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Celebrity Cat

Community Reviews

(showing 1-29 of 50)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Laura Lee Denby
One night in the city cats from all over head towards the art gallery for Cats’ Visiting Night. When the cats arrived at the gallery they noticed there were all different kinds of animals in the paintings but no cats in any of them, not a single one! The cats were not happy about this. A white cat called Felissima looks at the famous paintings in the gallery and knows that cats should be in all of them! Inspired by the visit Felissima goes home and begins to paint. She then exhibits her painting ...more
Logan liked this, but only because it was about cats. If the characters had been dogs, he would probably have wondered off in the middle. I wanted to like it. It's about a cat who decides it isn't fair that there are so few cats in paintings, when there are so many dogs and cows and birds. So she starts repainting masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa, putting cats in remarkably apt places. In some cases, when you look back at the original painting w/o the cat, it does seem like something is missin ...more
The cats are disappointed that most famous paintings in galleries do not feature cats...despite the fact that cats were most certainly there in the events pictured. One cat decides to remedy this by repainting many of the great masterworks and adding the cats where they belong. She becomes very famous and beloved among cats...but soon tires of the spotlight. Clever ending.
Catherine Austen
Funny picture book about cats who insert themselves into famous paintings. Dreamy artwork, funny story (heavy text), and a very cool way to introduce kids to art history.
Oct 10, 2014 Terri added it
Shelves: spl, child-lit
Tracy Morton
A cute story about cats who visit a museum only to realize that cats are not represented often enough in great art. One cat decides to travel the world and recreate famous works of arts with the addition of cats to the paintings.
Liked the concept and a great way to get children interested in art but I really HATED the style of drawing of the cats. I much preferred the book about Manchester Art Gallery (reviewed here somewhere).
This story is about a cat who decides to repaint famous works of art that neglect to rightfully include felines. Cute idea but the story doesn't really draw me in.
This book was okay. I am not a real cat lover, but I did like looking at some of the artwork.
World masterpieces rendered with cats in them. What's not to love?
Frank added it
Jan 04, 2015
Donilee marked it as to-read
Dec 02, 2014
Rita marked it as to-read
Nov 12, 2014
Brittany marked it as to-read
Oct 27, 2014
Sebastian marked it as to-read
Sep 10, 2014
Kimberly marked it as to-read
Dec 26, 2013
Stacie added it
Oct 03, 2013
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Meredith Hooper uses the storybook form in WHO BUILT THE PYRAMID? to make the latest research accessible for a young audience. Meredith Hooper is an historian by training and the author of many books,
ranging in subject from Antarctica to aviation, from the history of water to the history of inventions.
More about Meredith Hooper...
The Longest Winter: Scott's Other Heroes The Endurance: Shackleton's Perilous Expedition in Antartica Dogs' Night Who Built the Pyramid? Stephen Biesty's Castles

Share This Book