Francesco Marciuliano, I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats; I Could Chew on This and Other Poems by Dogs

Book Cover-I Could Pee on This (2013-09-30 001)Title: I Could Chew on This: and Other Poems by Cats

Author: Francesco Marciuliano

Publication Information: San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2012

ISBN: 978-1-4521-1058-5

Library of Congress Classification: PN6084 .C23

Library of Congress Subject Headings:
Cats–Humor
Cats–Poetry

Title: I Could Chew on This: and Other Poems by DogsMarciuliano-I Could Chew on This (2013-09-30 007)

Author: Francesco Marciuliano

Publication Information: San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2013

ISBN: 978-1-4521-1903-8

Library of Congress Classification: PN6231 .D68

Library of Congress Subject Headings:
Dogs–Humor
Dogs–Poetry

I bought the cat book at Northshire Books when I was in Manchester, Vermont because it was 20% off the cover price. The dog and cat books are also carried by Whimsies.

Like most poetry, some are better than others. The ones that are funny are really funny. The full-color photos of the dogs and cats that accompany the poems are adorable, with many complementing the poems quite well. With dog titles like Unleashed (“I’m free! … I’m lost!), Splash (a dog that keeps chasing stones as you skip them across the water–and he cannot stop), and Time (a dog wondering where you are, and not to leave him again), I laughed quite a lot.

Some cat titles are Cold (everything at the vet’s is cold–except the puddle of urine on the vet’s notes), Why are You Screaming (a cat trying to figure out why you don’t like the present–a dead mouse on your bed), Something’s Wrong (a cat realizes that the walls are a different color, the place is laid out wrong … all since he got out of the carrier, and he intends to find out what happened), and  Nine Lives (what each one is for, including writing ones’s memoirs), were a lot of fun.

This is for cat and dog lovers, or for anyone who likes animals.

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