Tuesday 12 November 2013

Review: I am Pusheen the Cat - Claire Belton

Who is Pusheen? This collection of oh-so-cute kitty comics—featuring the chubby, tubby tabby who has taken the Internet by storm—will fill you in on all the basics.

Things you should know about Pusheen.

Birthday: February 18

Sex: Female

Where she lives: In the house, on the couch, underfoot

Her favorite pastime: Blogging, sleeping

Her best feature: Her toe beans

Her favorite food: All of them

Pusheen is a pleasantly plump cat who has warmed hearts and tickled funny bones of millions worldwide with her signature GIF animated bops, bounces, and tail wiggles. Now, Pusheen is ready to make the leap from digital to print in her first comic collection! Learn what makes her purr and find out why millions of people have already fallen in love with this naughty, adorable kitty. Featuring some of the most popular stories from Pusheen’s Tumblr and Facebook pages (plus a healthy serving of never-before-seen material), I Am Pusheen the Cat is a treat for cat lovers and comics fans alike.

Visit the Pusheen the Cat website for more information or to watch the videos

I have to confess that I wasn't familiar with Pusheen before I saw one of my friends reading this book on Goodreads. She mentioned that the book was available for reviewers on netgalley and after spending about half an hour browsing through the Pusheen the cat website I couldn't resist requesting a copy. I am a sucker for cute cat pictures and videos, I have all of the Simon's Cat books and regularly flick through them when I need something to make me smile so after giggling my way through the most popular posts on the website I knew I'd enjoy this book too.

I will say that this is the kind of book that I prefer to buy in print rather than in ebook. In my opinion the images never look as good on an ereader or computer screen and this is the style of book I like to be able to just pick up and open at a random page when I need something to brighten up my day. I'm pretty sure I'll be buying myself a print copy of this to add to my collection.

I was slightly disappointed that so many of the cartoons were ones I had already come across though. I would say that the majority were ones I'd seen previously on the website and like I already said I've only visited the site once. I think people who have been following the site for years might find that even more disappointing than I did. Having said that if you're new to Pusheen or a super fan of the cartoons then I'm sure the pictures will still make you smile. Pusheen is incredibly cute and reminded me a lot of my cats with her obsession with food and sleeping.

If you're unsure about whether to buy the book or not then I'd highly recommend checking out the Pusheen the Cat website to help you make up your mind. You can also see some sample pictures from inside the book on Amazon (and below)

Source: Received from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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  1. Oh! This looks adorable - like you I've somehow managed to miss this online but could be very tempted by the book :)

    1. Hey Jesse, the website is adorable & a lot of the images are slightly animated so I'd definitely recommend checking it out. I'm pretty sure I'll end up buying the book too so I can have a copy on my shelves alongside my Simon's Cat collection :o)



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