My Very Own Cat Book By Sandol Stoddard

My Very Own Special Particular Private and Personal Cat (1963)—Also known as “The Cat Book,” this reminder that cats are smarter than dogs (and people) has tongue firmly planted in cheek. The narrative has a Peter Sellers comedy feel to it, full of the strong-willed mischief of The Cat Who Knows Best. Informed by the series of self-confident pets then resident in the family household, the storyline also highlights the certainty of the wise ones. Remy Charlip illustrated the book before going on to a celebrated career in graphic design and advertising.