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How to Be a Cat

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  118 ratings  ·  23 reviews
From the creative duo behind the bestselling Me Without You and Happiness Is... comes How to Be a Cat, a lighthearted illustrated guide to living life as a feline. Distinctive artwork and quirky captions confirm what we already know: cats actually rule the household. Ranging from simple truisms ("Look cute enough to attract cuddles") to perceptive observations ("Consider l ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published September 20th 2016 by Chronicle Books
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Sheri
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cats, 2017
"Sleep, sleep, and then sleep some more. The more you sleep, the catter you are."

A light and fun look at the life of a cat!
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
Yup, that's how to be a cat. My felines do all of those things. Why didn't I think of writing a book like this?
Marina
** Books 187 - 2017 **

3,4 of 5 stars!

Hahaa i wanna gigling a lot when reading this pieces since as cat owner these characteristic somehow totally TRUE LOL!

How to be a Cat
1. Refuse cuddles at a reasonable time. Demand them at 7 am
2. Never let your human pay more attention to their book than to you
3. Eat until you are sleepy and then sleep until you are hungry
4. Beg for belly rubs, then attack your human after exactly three rubs
5. Plant must be tasted always
6. Sleep all day in a sunny spot
7. Ign
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Caitlyn
Jan 15, 2018 rated it liked it
A cute little book that perfectly sums up cats, some more so than others.

"Follow your human around the house by walking two steps in front of them."
"Attack the carpet for no reason. Then run away like crazy."
"Roll over as if you want your tummy scratched, but then scratch the human that attempts to do so."
"If you're a black cat, you must sleep on white clothing, and vise versa."

That last one is exactly the family cat - except she's ginger and loves black clothes. It's a mess to try and clean up
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Marylou
A nice collection of scribblings about cat life. How to be a cat?
Simply by being curious, adorable and the no1 priority of your human companions!
Molly
Pretty cute, though I feel like the voice shifted once or twice from guidelines for how to be a cat into direct commands - and it's not quite as sweet and gentle as Nikki McClure's book of the same title. Good instructions for beginner cats, though.
Eva
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First finished book in 2019!
Totally recognisable! I think I am going to live by this book this year :)
Linh Lee
Điều đầu tiên muốn nhấn mạnh đây là truyện tranh, vậy mà ban đầu tôi đã tưởng là chữ. Khổ nhỏ xinh xắn, full màu.
Cuốn sách ngắn gọn, kể về một số đặc điểm của loài mèo - vị quàng thượng chiếm tim các sen. Nội dung đơn giane và có phần hơi hời hợt đối với những người không quá yêu mèo.
Emma Clement
Oct 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
I got a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. Here it is!

Super cute, lighthearted, funny, and adorable; this is a great read for any cat lover!!! The art is adorable and goes really well with the text.
Megan Rang
Oct 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I won this as a Goodreads Giveaway! This is a cute animated book. Each page is very truthful about how cats interact with humans. Funny and adorable.
Dawn Bradman
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just like my cat

It's so true to life it's spooky. Anyone who has ever been owned by a cat will see characteristics of their cat within each cartoon drawing. I was chuckling away at every turn of the page seeing my cat's behaviour played out before me. This book is a must for every cat lover, it is brilliant
Selena
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A cute book with cute cat commentary that we've seen a million times before, and yet it makes me smile every time.

The art this time has a scribbly, squiggly quality that I'm not sure I like, but it works for this silly book about cat behaviors.
Deborah Long
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cats will be cats

This book of single-panel cartoons gets a trifle redundant, but the observations ring true and several are LOL funny. The illustrations are simple but charming. Definitely worth a half-hour gigglefest!
Kloe
Apr 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Appreciate the artwork and the creativity
Kit-Frost
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So cute! Completely relatable with my cats at home.
Karootka
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ach! <3 Čirá roztomilost. Vhodné pro prohlížení s babydinosaury.
Victoria
Dec 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
So cute! Love these cat funnies. They are so true :).
Bryn
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
very cute drawings!
Chantal
How to Be a Cat by Lisa Swerling


This comic book is a "how to" on how to be a crab!
Anyone who has a cat knows that they want attention when they want it and once they are done with you, they are done with you! The book was very true to the nature of a cat.
Aimee
Feb 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
How to Be a Cat is a cute little book of illustrations of funny things cats do. I have seen seen some the illustrations from their page also. There are some pretty funny ones. I would give the book 3.8 stars
Sarah
Dec 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-lit
Humorous coffee table fare.
Laura Valentine
Oct 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Cute.
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