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Martin Leman's Comic & Curious Cats

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Paintings and text capture the strange moods of cats and introduce the alphabet.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published 1979 by Gollancz
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Gerry
Dec 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Delightful and quirky illustrations by Martin Leman are accompanied by crazy, amusing, alliterative, onomatopoeic verse by Angela Carter.

The reader goes through the alphabet from Abednigo, who is altogether adorable and lives in Appletreewick, to Wilberforce, who is watchful and wakeful and lives in West Wittering, enjoying the crazy cats and their habits.

As for XYZ, what more can be said than, 'I love my cat with an XYZ ... There is really nothing more to be said' ... so there, just enjoy it!

Eleonora
Mar 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids
Amplia dizionario
Alfabeto
Giochi con le parole
Gatti (ma anche: luoghi, cibi, aggettivi)
Belle illustrazioni
Amelia
I madly love cats so when I came across this book in the local Age Concern for 29p I snapped it up. I thought "Angela Carter - not read anything of hers but her name precedes her. This could be really good." Unfortunately, though, excessive alliteration does not good poetry make. Each page is a picture of Lehman's, accompanied by a description of the cat(s) contained within. This verse has very little to do with the pictures or the behaviour of actual cats. There's only one I liked:

I love my cat
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Nancy
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens, alphabet, cats
A saucy alphabet book that is beautifully illustrated with some great cats. Love it!
Kimbo
Aug 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful illustrations. A childhood favorite.
Ellen Eddy
Some very fat and lovely cats!
Ben
Apr 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
what a beautiful little book. angela carter! doing a weird cat alphabet poem for kids! read it drunk in a skybed at 4am.
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