In 12 short chapters, each delightfully illustrated by Ward Schumaker, Patti Davis, daughter of the late Ronald Reagan, recounts how her life has been changed for the better by living with and learning from her cat companions, Aretha and Skeeter. 26 color illustrations.
Patti documents a life with cats in quirky style. Cat books are perennial bestsellers. This title is great for Mothers Day. Patti Davis has written a delightful illustrated memoir. Just 96 pages long, the book has 12 chapters, each of which fits on a single spread and is accompanied by a charming illustration.
The chapters detail the lives of her two cats, Aretha and Skeeter. A self-proclaimed dog person, Davis was surprised one day to be adopted by the cat next door - a cat that was apparently dissatisfied with her current humans, and decided someone else would do a better job of catering to her needs. And so began an incredibly unique relationship between a woman who couldn't seem to let go of her "dogperson-ness" and a cat named Aretha who refused to believe her.
After a romance that ended sadly(for Aretha, not Patti), Patti decided to go get another cat - "a kitten, so Aretha could retain her position as the resident diva." Enter Skeeter, mischievous, irrepressible, and ever so lovable.
Twenty-six illustrations by celebrated artist Ward Schumaker give the book a whimsical, celebratory feel.
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st January 2005
Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 12.5 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.286