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Cat Ladies

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  130 ratings  ·  30 reviews
This witty picture book explores the loving bond between cats and their humans
Princess has four ladies. Some cats say that’s too many, but there’s no such thing! Taking care of all these ladies can be a lot of work, but Princess doesn’t mind. She knows how to keep them happy with grooming, cuddling, and all the treats they want. Princess has everything under control unt
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 7th 2020 by Abrams Books for Young Readers
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Aug 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pbf-cats
Charming retro illustrations!
Sharon Giltrow
Nov 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Cat Ladies in this story are so very, very likable. From glam Millie, errand running Molly, bird watching Merhtel and rocker Maridl and it is Princess the cats job to take care of them. The book Cat Ladies shows you exactly how she does that until a stray comes along. This throws Princess's life into turmoil and she decides that she has better things to do with her life. In the end Princess realises that she is the one that needs the Cat Ladies and that the stray isn't so bad after all. Susi ...more
Apr 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This thoroughly hilarious picture book turns the whole cat-lady trope on its head in such a clever way! Without illustrations, the words would have one meaning but the vibrant and charming art reveals a completely different and completely original subtext. The cat main character is quite the little diva reminiscent of Olivia the Pig; author-illustrator Susanne Schaefer manages to make her personal and sympathetic even while she’s having her little tantrum. Replete with in-jokes as well as child- ...more
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Spunky ladies, a spoiled cat, and a stray...child? By turning the cat lady stereotype on its head and telling this charming tale from the cat's point of view, Schaefer lands on a fresh story full of heart and whimsy. The illustrations are bursting with color and story, so much so that I longed to know more about the origins of the band and the relationship of the child. But those details aren't necessary and leaving them out fits purr-fectly with seeing life through a cat's eyes. This story is r ...more
Aug 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Possible contender for Mock Caldecott. Cute, cute, cute. Princess is a cat with 4 ladies and she is very happy with that. Each lady has a special bond with Princess and she has them well trained. But one day a stray showed up...I suspect someone's grandchild...and all of a sudden her ladies were overlooking her and spending all their time with the stray. Everything was out of balance and something had to be done. Fortunately, Princess knew what to do!!! ...more
Meera Sriram
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In a witty role-reversal plot, a flamboyant cat throws a fit when she spots a "stray" among her ladies. But that's not the entire plot. As the story unfolds, we gradually get to the subtext of what it takes to welcome and include someone new, someone different. The illustrations are loaded with colors, charm, and details layering the story even more. CAT LADIES is as whimsical as meaningful, and comes with gorgeous art to feast alongside! ...more
Apr 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I won this book in a giveaway and I'm so glad I did because it is SO cute! I love the clever play on what it means to be a "cat lady" :) After reading it to my 5 yo daughter she said, "This. Is. EXCELLENT." And then she carefully went through and studied each page again. The illustrations add a lot of personality to the story and its characters. I especially like the grandma with the sweet leather jacket haha. Very fun read, definitely recommend! ...more
Annette Bay
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Susi Schaefer's art is exuberant and her text deliciously understated. Subtly perfect book for the jealous sibling of a new baby, the book provides hope that with "proper training" the new baby can be something much better than a nuisance.
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Jan 14, 2021 rated it liked it
Princess the cat has five little old ladies to take care of her; and she loves her life just the way it is. But when a young child shows ruins everything. It takes a while, but Princess does come around to this newest lady.

A cute story that flips around the stereotype of the "cat lady".
Shelby Kisgen
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A cute and clever book with awesome illustrations.
Feb 01, 2021 rated it liked it
Cute enough. Imagine "The Golden Girls" got a cat. A little girl shows up and the jealously steps in. The rest is formula, but it's cute. ...more
Lisa Boyd
I loved this book. A delightful take on cat ladies.
Jan 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: requested, f-and-g
I liked that all the characters in this book were female (and especially that most were older women), but I thought the use of "stray" to refer to a human was weird. ...more
Samantha Small
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Finally a book for cat ladies everywhere!
Darshana Khiani
Jul 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
such a sweet, adorable fun book!
Cheryl Olson
Dec 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Darling- cat lovers will love this adorable book!
Lisa D
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Cute book!
Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Exactly as adorable as you'd think ...more
Andrew  Fairchild
Jan 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another lovely story about a cat named Princess. Love it!
Dec 04, 2020 rated it liked it
There's always room for one more! ...more
Jun 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Princess is a cat and she has four Cat Ladies. There in tells all you need to know of this tome.
Dawn Rutherford
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
I loved that this pictures gray haired ladies as lots of fun, and even rocking out!
Jan 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
Those are four sassy ladies indeed!
Carrie Finison
Oct 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Adorable and very humorous take on a new-pet (or new-human) -moves-in story. Loved the voice! “It was important to keep her ladies busy because board ladies spell trouble.” LOL
Edward Sullivan
Cat decides another human in the house is not so bad.
PottWab Regional Library
Oct 15, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2020-new
Brianna Davis
Apr 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My daughter loves this book! If you want to put a smile on your face then you should read this book!!! The illustrations are beautiful and we love princess!
Ellie Royce
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a gorgeous, feel good story. Delightful characters, beautiful illustrations.
Cara Byrne
Jan 12, 2021 rated it liked it
An enticing read for my cat-loving six year old. This book reminded me a lot of _I am a Boss of this Chair_
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is lovely childrens book that will teach children about a pets jealousy over a new family member which i can totally relate to. My cat gets jealous over my boyfriend and likes to assert herself so much that we have to share the bed with her at night! I can't wait to read this to my nephew when he's a bit older. ...more
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