Thursday, June 13, 2019

#CatThursday - #Authors and #Cats (85) Rosa Silva's Cat vs. Dog #Review

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The second Cat Thursday of each month is Authors and Cats Thursday. Each time I will feature an author with their cat(s), pictured with a cat(s), or guest posts by cat loving authors who also (sometimes) write about cats.

This week I'm reviewing Cat vs. Dog: The Pet Diaries 1 by a good friend of Cat Thursday, Rosa Silva from Cat Lady Confidential.

A cat’s diary versus a dog’s diary

Oliver, the cat, is the boss of the house. When his owner, Claire, brings home a dog she adopted from the shelter, Oliver decides to do anything to get rid of the dog. Will the cat succeed in getting the dog out of the house or will they become friends? Read along as Oliver the cat and Max the dog write down their diary entries that perfectly depict their completely different personalities and opposing views of the world.

My thoughts...
This book perfectly captures the real (or is it imagined?) animosity cats have for dogs so popularly publicized in a myriad of cat memes. In my experience, cats and dogs seem to get along rather well, but acknowledging that fact doesn't make this book, or those memes any less funny. Oliver is hopelessly negative toward Max, and uppity as all get out. What else can we expect when we know cats are the rulers of the universe. Max, on the other hand, has an exceptionally positive attitude and even considers Oliver to be his best friend. Even with the wonderful illustrations, I still had an image of their real life counterparts in my head. 

Various shenanigans ensue and Oliver, who prides himself on being a detective (you'll see), finally admits that Max can be useful...and he's really soft. 

This is a wonderful story. I enjoyed it as an adult and I know kids would get a kick out of it, as it's just the right length to read before bedtime. This is the first book in a planned series. I can't wait to read what Oliver and Max get up to next. 

Cat vs. Dog is now officially available on Amazon.

Rosa Silva is an author and a self-confessed book nerd with a soft spot for cats. She blogs about cats and books at Cat Lady Confidential.

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  1. Oh, I definitely need to get this book!

  2. Definitely one for us animal lovers. That's the birthday present for my friend who has several dogs and a cat who rules them all sorted.

  3. This looks really cute. I need this!

  4. Thanks for such a great review Michelle! I'm so happy that you enjoyed reading my book :)

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