Thursday, April 21, 2016

Give Mom the Gift of Cat Books This Mother's Day (w/Giveaway!)

If Mom loves to read we have a few suggestions for the purr-fect books to add to her cat library!



From the publisher: Cats have a way of walking into our lives and making themselves right at home. No cat lover can imagine life without a feline presence - even if it is only as fleeting as the occasional conversation with a neighbourhood stray. Meow: A book of happiness for cat lovers is a compendium of delightful quotes that capture the essence of this fascination. Some are by famous people (Mark Twain, Jean Cocteau, Ernest Hemingway), others not; some are philosophical, others light-hearted - all are memorable. Accompanied by beautiful photography, and presented in a high-quality gift format, this is a collection of quotes to treasure.

Tortie Shorties Review: One of the most beautiful collections of feline photography you are likely to find, accompanied by quotes that celebrate the most perfect animal ever created. Subtitled "a book of happiness for cat lovers," every time I comb through it's pages my heart sings.


Ami Ami Kittens: Seriously Cute Crochet! by Mitsuki Hoshi


From the publisher: Amigurumi, which translates to knitted stuffed toy in Japanese, is the art of crocheting cute stuffed animals with large heads and small bodies. Ami Ami Kittens is packed with projects for all crochet lovers offering them directions and inspiration for creating a range of fun and irresistible yarn kittens. Detailed, easy-to-follow instructions, illustrations, and enchanting color photographs teach them how to create these super adorable felines of various breeds and types, including Tabby, Pointed, Black/White Solid, Black and White, Calico, Scottish Fold, Siamese, Russian Blue, Munchkin, Maine Coon, British Shorthair, and American Shorthair. Here, too, are instructions for transforming them into key chains, finger puppets, and magnets.

Ami Ami Kittens covers a wide range of techniques, from basic crochet skills perfect for beginners to more challenging patterns for experts, and offers spiral methods to ensure that the stuffing stays inside the finished piece. Filled with pretty, fun, and irresistibly adorable young cats, Ami Ami Kittens provides hours of fun for every knitter—and cat lovers, too.

Tortie Shorties Review: I am the least crafty person you will ever meet but this book has me wanting to learn how to crochet!!! It contains the absolute cutest pictures I have ever seen (that don't include real live cats)! Each crocheted kitten is unique and so life-like you forget they're made out of yarn. The miniature scenes created for the crafty kitties bring each picture to life even more. Even if you don't crochet you will never tire of looking at the adorable images. Now I wonder if the author has an online store...



From the publisher: Catnap often. You can never be too fluffy or have too many treats. Despite the rumor, it is okay to be curious! A Cat Taught Me That is filled with humorous advice and the wisdom of elder cats that includes information on how to get more out of life, and how to avoid common pitfalls along the way. Cat lovers will enjoy the adorable photographs and cute illustrations throughout. Celebrity cat 'Awesome Louie' provides insight with his sage advice in his "Mewsings" column. Short essays from the cat-lady author will bring smiles to the faces of readers when they learn that "Not All That Glitters is Gold" and “To Be Kissed By a Cat” can have unintended consequences.

Tortie Shorties Review: Twitter star and blogging kitty Awesome Louie is the star of this adorable book of feline wisdom told through his "mewsings" and short essays from his human, author Charlotte Gerber. Anyone who has ever lived with a cat knows there is much to be learned from them and Louie is a very insightful kitty indeed. Adorable illustrations by the author's daughter make this book an extra special mother/daughter project!

Giveaway!

Thanks to the authors and publishers one lucky person in the US is going to win a set of all three cat books to give to Mom on Mother's Day...or to keep for themselves!

Four additional winners will receive copies of A Cat Taught Me That. This portion of the giveaway is open to everyone worldwide...winners outside the US will receive an ebook copy.

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30 comments:

  1. I love this post! These all sound like such amazing books. As a lover of cats and quotes, the first one sounds absolutely terrific. And, although textiles are certainly not my thing, my sister is great at knitting and is now learning to crochet, so I am going to have to get her a copy of Ami Ami Kittens (and of course make a few requests for some adorable dolls). And A Cat Taught Me That sounds so sweet and fun! Thank you so much for sharing these lovely reviews, Mudpie and Melissa!

    As for this Mother's Day, I'm sure my kitties and I will curl up with a good book and do plenty of snuggling. Purrs!

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  2. These books are precious, especially the ones with the crocheted kitties.

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  3. I would love to give these to my sister-in-law who loves cats!

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  4. OMC these are great books!!! I would totally love the Ami Ami Cats!!! greeat books!

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  6. The Ami Ami Kittens book is adorable, And we don't have any specific plans for Mother's Day. I feel confident some napping will be involved!

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  7. We love those Ami Ami crochet kittens, but there's no way our mom could make one of those.

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  8. Books are always great gifts! Those kittens are adorable, but the head peep is all thumbs with crochet.

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  9. These books look so cute! I have a collection of cat books going. I just can't help myself! I hope my kitties give me lots of cuddles on Mother's Day. That's my plan, not sure what theirs is.

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  10. Oh my mouses those crocheted kitties are cute!

    Purrs,
    Seville

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  11. They're all cute and I'd love "Meow".

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    1. Also, our plan for mother's day w/b relaxing and a book is purr-fect for that! :)

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  12. We love those crocheted kittens - so cute.

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  13. My fur baby and grand-fur baby will probably be laying low on Mother's day. Nothing special planned. Thanks so much for the giveaway. I love the crocheted pattern book for the kittens. They are so adorable. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  14. That is one gorgeous photo on the book MEOW.

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  15. What a wonderful giveaway. These would be a precious gift for my sister who has 2 cats. We love the feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I will be spending Mother's Day, which is also my birthday, with my 18 year old cat. She is the best cat ever and I'm so glad to have her. Ms. Mouser is the best kid I could have ever asked for. Great giveaway and post. I will learn to crochet just so I could make those cute little cats. All the books look amazing.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I will be spending Mother's Day, which is also my birthday, with my 18 year old cat. She is the best cat ever and I'm so glad to have her. Ms. Mouser is the best kid I could have ever asked for. Great giveaway and post. I will learn to crochet just so I could make those cute little cats. All the books look amazing.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. My kitties always send me card and purr and lay on me

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  21. In the past year we've lost two dogs and one cat. I'm wanting to adopt another dog and cat and will hopefully get another cat by Mother's Day. It would be a gift to me AND to our other cats (Arata is really missing Koneko, our Maine Coon who passed in February). I just want to spend the day with my two- and four-legged babies.

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  22. All of these books sound great, and those crocheted kitties are adorable!

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  23. These books sound like just the thing for Mother's Day.

    My furboy and I will probably spend some time finishing the back porch I started screening in this month. It's time to get it finished so he can lounge around there this summer.

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  24. My sassy girl and I will probably spend it the way we usually do, me waiting on her hand and paw! Maybe I'll be graced by her presence in my lap. After all got to keep your staff in line, she says!

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  25. My sassy girl and I will probably spend it the way we usually do, me waiting on her hand and paw! Maybe I'll be graced by her presence in my lap. After all got to keep your staff in line, she says!

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  26. That looks like a nice book for the giveaway. I have the crochet one and I agree, the photos are great. For Mother's Day, I make a brunch for my Mom, sister and niece.

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  27. No plans yet for Mother's Day. We sure hope Mom plans to spend it spoiling us! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  28. I'm going to spend the day with my mom and grandma, then go out to dinner :)

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