A few of the things I love most are: reading, writing, books, blogging and cats. So you can imagine how delighted I was when pet blogger extraordinaire Layla Morgan Wilde, of Cat Wisdom 101 fame, notified me that I’d won Lil BUB’s Lil Book in her recent giveaway. Score!
I am a big fan of BUB. Well, to be honest I can’t imagine how anyone could look at this cat’s adorable face and not be smitten with her. BUB is a “perma-kitten,” which means she will always be kitten sized and have a kitten-like face no matter how old she gets. BUB was born with several genetic mutations that give her a unique appearance, but she wasn’t bred to be that way – it was Mother Nature’s doing. Adding to BUB’s charm are her extra-large, expressive green eyes and a tongue that is usually hanging out because her teeth never grew in. Despite looking a little different than most felines, BUB’s doting human (her “Dude”) says she’s a healthy, happy cat.
BUB is also quite the witty kitty, and her new book is a testament to that. Along with lots of beautiful full color photos of BUB, the book showcases a feline with a quirky sense of humor, one who isn’t afraid to declare herself “The Most Amazing Cat on the Planet.” Now I ask you, what other cat could get away with that?
After a two-page foreward from BUB’s Dude and a one-page introduction by BUB, the book presents a series of cleverly captioned photos of BUB in all sorts of different environments: traveling through space, exploring Earth, sleeping in a cute little BUB-sized bed, meeting up with Colonel Meow and other famous friends, skateboarding, and just doing what she does best —looking so darn cute it makes you melt!
BUB’s Dude and his friends spent many hours building some really cool sets and props for the photo shoots. Oh look – there’s BUB befriending a giant ant! There’s also a giant avocado, Stonehenge, pyramids, alien planets and so much more. One thing this book makes abundantly clear is that BUB’s Dude totally adores her.
BUB claims to be from the planet Bub Ub Bub. Given BUB’s “otherworldly” appearance, that seems perfectly legit to me, and others agree. In a recent post about BUB on Catster.com, Liz Accosta wrote “Her countenance is one of wide-eyed serenity, like some sort of childlike space angel sent to Earth and beholding its wonders in awe.”
At 128 pages and 6¼” square, Lil BUB’S Lil Book is certainly aptly named. Yes, it’s a little book, and it’s short. I finished reading it in 15 minutes. But I never judge a book by its size or how long it takes to read. For me, a short little book is every bit as worthy of praise as a big long book, if I enjoyed every page and finished reading it with a smile on my face. I most certainly did both of those with Lil BUB’S Lil Book, so I highly recommend it.
I am certain that all cat lovers and BUB fans will enjoy this book, and it’s a great little “coffee table” book that will amuse your visitors. It’s a purrfect book for anyone who needs more cute in their life (um…don’t we all?).
In case you’re wondering what others think of BUB’S book, I checked the reviews on Amazon. Even the best book is bound to have a few critics, right? Not this one! Out of 162 reviews for Lil BUB’S Lil Book on Amazon, there are 161 five star reviews and one four star. That speaks volumes about this fun little book!
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