Book Reviews By Thomas The Cat: "Hello, My Name Is Bunny"
This Caturday, Thomas endeavors his first book review - a children's book by Matt Bloom and Shelley Simmons-Bloom, called "Hello, My Name Is Bunny." If you're a consistent reader of this blog, you may have noticed that beyond being a "normal" house cat (well the "normalcy" is debatable but anyway...), Thomas is a cat of many remarkable talents including: English fluency, reading capabilities, and competently using a Macbook pro despite the absence of opposable thumbs.
Here are Thomas' thoughts on "Hello, My Name is Bunny!":
For all you dummies who haven't picked up a copy of this book yet [Editor's Note: BE NICE, THOMAS!!!], this book is about a rescue cat named Bunny. Bunny and I share a lot of similarities in that we both have huge bunny ears (see photo!), we were both stray cats in New York City, and we were both adopted by awesome hoomins.
In the book, Bunny embarks on a series of adventures, including befriending a rodent named Mike the Mouse, a pigeon named Polly, and a Central Park carriage horse named Joe. Which brings up my next point.... I have never met any of these animals and now that I know it's possible, I am going to make a break for it as soon as that front door opens!
As an actual cat reading this book, I appreciated the realism of the dialogue. For example, here are some of the phrases I found particularly relevant to #catlife:
- "All right, then. I'll go nap in my cardboard box in the living room. Wake me when you're done." I mean, this is just common sense.
- The repeated use of "Mewow!" I'm going to start using this one...
- "'Bunny?' she called. 'Oh, Funny Bunny Bun Bun Bunnilicious?'" I can relate - my pawrents talk to me all the time in this ridiculous baby gaga language too. Except mine is more like, "Tom Tom! Tomicle, Tom Tom Thomas Tommy!" Gross.
- "I had no choice but to let my body go limp as Joan approached with those dreadful clippers." Not me, buddy! When I see those clippers a-comin', I fight it with every fiber of my being! Mom has the battle scars to prove it. Bunny, call me and I'll teach you a few things!
- "I gazed up at my parents, as innocently as possible. That usually works whenever I've been naughty." Hey, that's my move! Apparently, it's universal!
After finishing this book, I was immediately consumed with jealousy. Bunny had so many fun-sounding adventures, and now I have like 50 things on my cat bucket list.
I would highly recommend this book to parents who have children and/or cats they can read to. And my Meowma even said that she was highly amused by this book, and she's an old lady! [Editor's Note: Hey man, I'm not THAT old.]
I also appreciate the fact that FIVE whole dollars from each book sale are donated to KittyKind, which is a no-kill, nonprofit shelter located right here in NYC! This is also the shelter that Bunny was adopted from so she is paw-ing it forward - something I can definitely get behind!
You can have your human purchase the book at www.hellobunnybloom.com.