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I Am Pusheen the Cat
Contributor(s): Belton, Claire

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ISBN: 1476747016     ISBN-13: 9781476747019
Publisher: Gallery Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 2013

Annotation: Presents humorous cartoons that star Pusheen, a pleasantly plump cat who offers advice on such subjects as being fancy, baking cookies, sleeping, and living with a younger sibling.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Cats; Humor.
Cats; Caricatures and cartoons.
BISAC Categories:
- Pets | Cats
- Humor | Form
- Humor | Topic
Dewey: 741.56973
LCCN: 2012474605
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 5.50" W x 0.50" (0.75 lbs) 175 pages
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Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2013 September #5)

After creating and maintaining a hugely popular online following for her loveable cat character Pusheen, Belton's first book is a selection of comics from the Web series, plus some new content. The book is organized in an episodic, gag-style format, without a narrative but with occasional longer segments such as "A Year in the Life of Pusheen." The artistic style is heavily borrowed from Japanese cartoons, most notably Hello Kitty. Due to the derivative style and lack of its own voice, the book has trouble finding its footing, both visually and tonally. Most of the jokes are fairly tired, such as a sequence depicting a New Year's resolution failing to pan out or the endless Garfield-esque references to food consumption. The best gags employ antihumor, such as when Pusheen demonstrates fanciness by sporting a monocle and moustache and riding a unicorn. Still, it's hard to overestimate the appeal of adorable cats on the Internet, where even the most familiar material will find an audience ready to soak in the cute. (Oct.)

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