Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Dewey

While browsing at the book store I came across this book in the new book section - Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter. Since I had already decided I was going to pick up a book (or two) I went home with this one...really, how could I resist that cover? And after just losing Horton I thought a cat story maybe good therapy.

I enjoyed Dewey. I like a good animal story and cats are special to my heart. I thought it was fabulous that the city council would allow a cat to live in the public library. I want our library to get a cat...I love when you walk in a bookstore and there is a cat. In fact, I want Troy to get a museum cat, but Tami would have none of it, so no go!

Ok. The book. I liked the story. I liked Dewey's story. However, I felt like the writing was a bit rough. I thought the skipping from Dewey's story, to the narrator's life story, to the history of Iowa story was a bit...um...off. I don't know. It just didn't flow well for me.

All in all I would recommend the book, just know that in addition to Dewey's story you will get a little human biography and Iowa history/farm crisis in the mix.
As always, for a synopsis of this book click the link above.


For more information on Dewey you can visit his web page here.

1 comment:

tami said...

Oh Pulease don't start on that---NO cat in the museum! Final answer.
It wouldn't be good for the collection. Or me.