Alan Snow The Truth About Cats

ISBN 13: 9780316802826

The Truth About Cats

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A hilariously illustrated young reader's introduction to cat facts reveals the mysteries behind how a cat defends itself, what a cat is saying when it purrs, and what cats do when they sneak away in the night and return hours later.

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Alan Snow studied fashion design and illustration at Salisbury. He worked as a wedding dress designer, car designer and tree surgeon before becoming a children's book illustrator. He has also been involved in a number of computer animation projects, including a Peter Gabriel video.

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Snow is definitely a dog person. In the affectionate How Dogs Really Work!, he created David Macaulay-style cross-sections to reveal the complex system of inner springs and gears within man's best friend. In this less kindly kitty expose, he posits that cats came to Earth via the planet Nip, from whence dogs fled ages ago. Now, "the secret and terrible mission of the cats is world domination and control of all fish supplies. Their first task is to drive out all dogs." To implement this fiendish scheme, the smiling but dastardly cats weasel their way into the hearts of "feebleminded" humans, then proceed to make dogs' lives miserable. Much like the mechanical drawings in Dogs, pen-and-ink diagrams show tiny cat crews operating each hollow feline form, like sailors in a submarine. The hand-lettered text and painstakingly labeled sketches suggest an owner's manual, detailing the cats' conveyer-belt tongues, camera and TV-monitor "Surveillance System," and internal "gyro" that rights them in midair. Cat fanciers will wish for more of the inventive drawings and less of the forced plot. Ages 4-8.
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