Friday, November 30, 2007

Fiction Friday (and contest!)
You has to read da whole review to git to da part about da contest - duhr!

Our Review of da Book:

Furst of all, we want to say how honored we are to have been asked by Ms. Becker, da author, and Jackie Myers of Workman Publishing, to write a review fer this book. Second of all, we fink it’s cool that da author’s furst name is Suzy, like our Mommakitty Susie (‘cept momma spells it correctly). And third of all, we knows all you kitties will enjoy da fact that Ms. Becker wuz inspired to write this book because of her cat Binky (who we all know wuz da REAL author).

Da furst time Binky Ms. Becker wrote da book All I Need To Know I Learned From My Cat, it quickly CATapulted to da New York Times Best Seller list! WOWY WOW! This is a furry good accomplishment in da literary werld – AND a great step fer cats everywhere, ensuring more popularity fer da feline empire.

Basically, this book is a furry helpful training manual fer beans. In this book there are many life lessons from cats that beans can learn from, such as, "Remember to wash behind your ears, in between your toes, and under your arms." Can you imagine if da beans didn’t do this? We have 2 werds fer you – P U. Us cats warsh these spots several times a day – duhr! (Note: we will make sure we inform da author about da importance of warshing spot #13).

Another good lesson, "Never pluck your eyebrows." Again - DUHR! And one of our favorite life lessons, "There is always time for a nap." Now, most of you know Mommakitty has always said “napping is a legitimate hobby” – we fink she picked this up da first time she read this book a squillion years ago (before we wuz borned). So you see, beans are trainable can learn.

As we all know, some beans can be slow to learning new tricks things, so we fink this is why da "And Then Some" section wuz added. There are 48 new pages of “pure wisdom” fer beans to contemplate such as, "Have a good indoor exercise program." Another superb piece of wisdom! Fer any beans reading this, we highly recommend Thundering Herd of Elephants (2:00am-4:00am is prime time) – a great calorie burner.

Yet another good piece of new wisdom, "Resist being put in boxes." Now, you KNOW Binky had some input on THAT one. Gittin’ in boxes is one thing, being PUT in them in another! By da way, did you notice that da werd PUT has da same letters at PTU?! Coincidence – we fink NOT!

Now, another great thing about da new edition of this book is da premiere of da essential “Are You a Cat Person?” quiz. This quiz is a MUST if yer bean is contemplating engaging in a relationship wif another bean who has not had cats in their lives! Don't ya want to know who yer living wif?

Well, we could go on and on, but then we may give you too much info and then you might not buy da book, which is da reason reviews are written – to git you to buy da book! It’s furry reasonably priced at $8.95 US / $10.95 Canada. It didn’t cost us anything cuz we promised to do da review in exchange fer a free copy – a win-win.

And speaking of a FREE copy of da book . . . we are gonna have a contest fer you to git yer furry own free copy! Well, actually it’s a drawing. But here’s how it werks:

1) Leave a comment fer this post from Friday 11/30/07 8:00am to Saturday 12/1/07 12:00 midnight (PST). Winner will be announced on Sunday 12/2/07, sometime after we git up.
2) In yer comment, be sure to leave yer name and a link to yer blog (this means you gots to have a blog) so we can contact you.
3) You can live anywhere in da werld (planet Earth) were you can receive mail. This means you must be willing to give us yer snail mail address fer shipping.
4) We will write all da names on pieces of paper, then ball them up, and put all da names in a bowl. Then one of us will pick a ball out of da bowl. Easy peasy.
5) Open to any spiecies.
6) If you don’t win – don’t’ whine! Go buy yer beans a copy . . . it’s worth it!

P.S. Binky da cat wuz a Tuxie, of da cow persuasion. He crossed da Rainbow Bridge in 2005, but you can visit his Catster page at:

Binky (da real author)

To buy da book

Glossary of Terms for Non-Cats:
Beans = Beings (as in human beings)
Squillion = a lot
PTU = Pet Transport Unit (AKA prizzon box)
Tuxie = Tuxedo Cat (black & white, or grey & white)
Thundering Herd of Elephants = running through yer house like yer tail is on fire and/or chasing each other up and down da stairs/hallway.
Rainbow Bridge = a virtual memorial home for your departed fur baby.
Spot #13 = where Dingleberries stick
Dingleberries – crusties on yer poop extruder


Dragonheart said...

That sounds like a great book! Wonderful review job. :) I wonder why it is more expensive in Canada, though, since the Canadian dollar is worth the same as the US dollar right now.

Parker said...

Oh boy! This book sounds wonderful! Please enter my name for the drawing!
Less than 2 weeks to go for the blurpy thing!

Ramses said...

Oh that does sound like a great book, just the sort of thing we'z should club together our 'nip money to get for My Mummy! :) She's pretty well trained already, but it never hurts to make sure... ;)

Now iffen we'z could win one for her we could keep our 'nip money and spend the whole of KissMouse in a drug filled haze... So please can we'z enter the compurrtition and see if we can win! :)

Ramses, Isis & Tigmut'hep

PS: I'z sure we'z could arrange for some primo nip to come your way iffen we did win! ;)

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Hahaha, mom was laffing really hard at "crusties on your poop extruder". Dad always sez we gots tookis tootsies, dad's weerd. We need dis book fur our beans and since we already spent our allowances on da catnip mice and some other junk we want to enter and win and den we can give mom sumfing nice and make her stop yelling about how we is making a mess...gasp...thank yoo furry much.

The M's said...

Oh wow, just the thing for us to give our beans for Chrissymouse.

The Furry Fighter said...

that sounds like a neato book - my beans could do with that - if we don;t win we will buy! x

Finnegan & Buddy said...

Cooool!Mr Binky was one smart cat, he did such a good job traning his hyooman bean. Owr mom has that first book, so even if we don't win, we'll buy one. Hmmm, maybe two - Gramma prollly needs it too. Wait, three - Ant Ree shood have one too. Whew! Lots of beans need this book!

Finny & Buddy

DEBRA said...

Dis has got to be a NOO Yurk Times best seller! Please put our names in da drawin furr dis book. I fink my Momma cood use a copee!

Abby and Boo

Purrs and FANKS furr da review!

jenianddean said...

That's a great review. I can't wait to read it! That would be a great Christmas gift for my mom and dad. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks!

-Jasper McKitten-Cat

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That's a great review of the book. We used to read that when the woman worked at B Dalton in Vancouver. When it was slow, she liked to page through books like that!

Queen Snickers or Empress said...

This sounds like a cool book, I would like to enter the drawing! If I don't win I'll have to tell daddy to go get it for me to give to momma for Christmas. ~Queen Snickers

purrchance to dream said...

Great review!
Those beans from Storey Publishing & Workman Press are so nice!
We just sended our promo/review copy to Derby!
(don't put our names into the drawing, we just wanted to say HELLO and reads your review!)
luv from your pals
@ purrchance to dream
Jazper, Spooker, Daphne, Chloe, and Little Isis

Clio said...

fuooey - don't have a bloggie thing. I furry much wanted to enter for the book. My bean can use a little training.

Kimo & Sabi said...

Dear Clio - GIT A BLOG! You are much too cute to be sittin' at home watchin' yer beans surf da net while you could be makin' important social contacts! Yer half way there cuz ya signed in...git yer bean to finish da dang bloggie!
Yer buds,

Beezer said...

I would like to enter the drawing. I think it would be a good thing to give my mombean fur chrissy-mouse. (I'm saving all my monies to get her a sweater!) So's she can have 2 gifties from me.

Daisy said...

That is a very good review you did! I might have to buy it myself.

Tybalt said...

What a great review, guys! Thanks! Definitely count me in for the contest!


Kellie The Orange Cat said...

That sounds like a great book. Please enter me for the drawing.

I can't believe the blurpy girl will be here very soon! Exciting!

Samantha & Tigger said...

We want that book! Sounds so cool with lots of life lessons for the beans we know. (wink wink) You two did a wonderful review! First we will wait to see if we win it and then if we don't we will buy it and give it to Mom for Christmas!!
Your FL furiends,

zevo calamari said...

This book is a must! Thank you for spreading the word.

Tara said...

Sounds like a great book! Paws crossed I win..maybe I'll make Kavan enter too...


Kavan said...

Are we cheating if I enter too? hehehehe

oh, thats right, I don't have a blog, it belongs to Tara..

But I do have my own catster page!


poppyq said...

Could I please enter the MR Blinky book competition and win please!!

I has run out of green monies to buy my mum a christmas present. I now has to resort to begging.

Poppy Q

Eric and Flynn said...

Pleez can yoo enter us in the drawing too cuz we would like to try and win our mum a Chris Mouse purrezzunt.

Caesar and Princess said...

We have this book in our librrrrary. It is a funny one. Imagine that?...
We never knew Binky. Wow, such a handsome author. May he Rest in Peace

We are getting very excited for all of you. we have been praying and purring for all to go smoothly.
There are lots of former new mommies in the kitty blogosphere so eh-hem... if you need any advice... right now, we are just keeping busy praying.

Purrs and love, Princess

Chairman Mao said...

Whatta superduper kontest, and that book sounds wunnerful! Me and Momma loved yur review -- you did a furry good job, and propur trainin of beans is SO impawtant!

I would like to entur the drawing, too!

And we Ballicai are furry excksited about yur Blurpy Sistur!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Mickey said...

Hahaha! Good review for a good book :)
PeeEss: Thanks for visiting mo blog.Mom is still not sure about her lights. She likes Christmas lights to be more traditional in color.Buy they are bright and happy looking. Fussy Mom's!)

Miz said...

The blog is my moms but it is my picture on the profile does that count? I have a catster page too!

Honey P. Sunshine said...

we have that book from a long, long time ago. mommie had a cat named binky before me

Millie said...

Hello! I think that looks like a great book! I would like to enter the contest. If I win, I could give the book to my Mom as a Christymas present.

my blog is

Jimmy Joe said...

That is a grate contest, guys! Momma says she has that book and she learned a lot. It is very educational.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Count us in too! Our mom could use more training.


jh an Mickey Mantle said...

contest brudderz?
i never win anythin. dis wood be a grate prize.
cownt me in!
luv--yer bfadm

jh an Mickey Mantle said...

Yes ... I would like to enter your contest, too, boys.

MoMo said...

Hehehe, SS says I can only tell you a 'dork' is an unflattering label for those odd intellectuals with silly interests. But look in Wikipedia for the other popular assertion - something to do with whales. SS says I may be censured for putting THAT in a family orientated blog.

DaisyMae Maus said...

Excellent review, guys ... 'cept Binky was a GIRLIE.

Lux said...

That's an excellent review, Kimo and Sabi - did I make my comment in time for the drawing? :)

Chen & Ollie said...

Ooohhh! Mommy has this book - it's very good. We loved seeing photos of Binky! Sorry we missed the contest deadline. LOVED the glossary!
Mr. Chen & Ollie