Wednesday, December 03, 2008

And a book review!

(Scroll down fer book drawing roolz - but you should really read da review)

Dewey Readmore Books. That’s his full name – da famous library cat from Spencer, Iowa. He wuz a furry handsome floofy ginger dood. That is who this book is about. This is a TRUE story, and that’s whut makes it SO special. It is written by da nice lady who found Dewey in da return book drop box at da library. Can you believe that?! Some doofus put a cute fur baby in da book drop box on a furry cold winter night – but luckily he was saved by da library lady . . . AND da whole town!

This story began in da late ‘80’s when da economy in Spencer, Iowa (and most farm communities) was in da litterbox, but Dewey’s purrsonality brought life back to da town and brought inspiration, hope, and love back into da lives of da peoples of da town. Peoples started coming from all over da werld to visit Dewey at da Spencer library. Dewey ruled da library fer 19 years! He liked all kinds of peoples – from old to blurpy.

This wuz Dewey’s job description at da library (excerpt from da book):
- Reducing stress for all humans who pay attention to him.
- Sitting by the front door every morning at 9:00 am to greet the public as they enter the library.
- Sampling all boxes that enter the library for security problems and comfort level.
- Attending all meetings in the Round Room as official library ambassador.
- Providing comic relief for staff and visitors whenever possible.
- Climbing in book bags and briefcases while patrons are studying or trying to retrieve needed papers underneath him.
- Generating free national and world-wide publicity for Spencer Public Library. (This entails sitting still for photographs, smiling for the camera, and generally being cute.)
- Working toward status as world's most finicky cat by refusing all but the most expensive, delectable foods---and even turning up his nose at those most of the time.

He hadded his own heated kitty cup and he snoopervised da library staff by riding on da book cart to make sure they put da books back in da right spot. He wus furry punctual and always greeted da library director wif a wave in da morning. He would curl up on da lap of a little blurp during story time. He even hadded a wild adventure out of doors – then he realized he hadded a pretty good gig at da library.

Once you start reading this book you will not be able to put it down – or in our case, we gotted it on audio CD and we hadded to make excuses fer Mommakitty to drive us around town so we could finish it! Anyhoo . . .

You can learn more about Dewey HERE
Or become a fan on his FaceBook page
Or join da Dewey Lookalike contest on Flickr

AND da best part . . . you can git a chance to have yer furry own FREE copy! Da nice lady at da publishing company offered us 5 copies to give away! So here’s whut you gotta do –

- You need to have a pet blog or Catster / Dogster page to enter
- Write something in da comments on this bloggie like, “I NEED this book!” 
- Leave yer name and a linky to yer blog, etc. so’s we can git a hold of you if you win
- One entry per household
- Be prepared to give us yer mailing address so we can git da book to you
- Comments will close on Saturday night, Dec. 6, 11:59pm, PST.
- Names will be drawn by our blurpy sisser Kiera (who is a pro at this).
- Winners will be announced Sunday, Dec. 7, 8:00am PST

Good luck! And if you don’t win – don’t whine. It’s werth da green papers.

P.S. - AND remember, . . . we will be havin' another book review a drawing (fer a different book) in another week!


Skeezix the Cat said...

Hey, guys, I won't enter the drawing cuz we are reeding this grate book owrselfs, but I wuz wunderin' if I cood reprint yer book review (and inklood yer pikchers and yer blog link and info on yer giveaway contest) for the Cat's Meow Blog? Yoo'd be my ferst-ever gest reviewers!

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

WOW am I the first to say I WOULD LOVE TO WIN AND READ THIS BOOK! If I do win, I would share the book with any kitty who wants it after me. A kind pay it is a good thing!
All my love to you and the sweet Blurpy Princess .... Miss Peach

Camie's Kitties said...

Hi Kimo and Sabi, We would really love to get this book for our Mom because it is about 2 of the things Mom loves the best - a kitty and a library. Thank you for your consideration.

Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Karen Jo said...

You wrote a very nice review. I would love to win this book. You can find me at Kitty Limericks.

Isis said...

Ooh this is very, very cool! :) I certainly NEED this book so I too can read it and review it. I just love doing that you know, and since I found out I enjoyed reporting on all sorts of things I just have to keep on doing it! :) Please put my name on a purrty piece of nice smelling paper (to reflect me of course) and have your sweet little blurpy sister pull it out of the bag. A book like this will make great reading when I come back from visiting Solo, while I percolate myself a litter of purrty little kittens once more! :)

Purrs to all,

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Hi there! Great Review and we would LOVE to get this book. It would be a great read to the wee ones too.


Goldie,Shade and Banshee

Eric and Flynn said...

We would love to read this book too, so please can you enter us in the draw.

Bitey, Lucy and Stevie said...

We would love to win this book because our daddy, who does NOT read for fun, asked for it. Seriously, he reads maybe one book every two years. So when he asks for a book, we pay attention! Pick us please Kiera!

Bitey, Lucy and Stevie

Anonymous said...

We need to win this book for our nephew!

Anonymous said...

( & Hansel would like to enter!

(we're just not signed in!)

The Island Cats said...

We think this is another book our mom could read to us! We want this book! Please enter us!

jenianddean said...

This is an exciting game. I used to live in Iowa, but not near Spencer, and this was before Mom and Dad paid attention to important cat news like this. Thanks you for doing this drawing -- everyone needs more books, but I NEED this book!

Parker said...

Oh boy! We would love to win this book!

Ginger said...

Oooh, I'd love to win this book and give it to my Momma for Christmas! Me and my sisters are over at

Purrageous Pirates said...

WE NEED THIS BOOK for Mommy. She used to work at a library and says she would have loved to have a kitty helping her shelve books. What a great story and what a lucky kitty Dewey was!!

cyclone cats! said...

Kiera, PICK US PICK US! We're from IOWA too! We NEEDS this book. Well, mom says we'd like this book. Our mom used to go to the Clay County Fair every fall (that's what county Spencer is in)

Please and thank you!
Jesse and Conner

Chance said...

Imp and I really need to get this book for Mommie to read to us. Just think of all the extra lap time too! Enter us please.

Chance & Imp

Junior said...

We would love to have this book for Meowm to read to us! Dewey sounds like a pawsome cat!!!!!!

Junior and Orion

Thanks for having this contest!!

Cory said...

oh wow, I would love to win this book for my whole mom and dad love bookstore kitties and will ALWAYS shop at a store that has a cat vs. one that doesn't. What a great library! Our library doesn't have a kitty but they need one! I'm just thinking of this guy as a kitten sitting in the book drop with books falling on him...but it all turned out ok for him!

Enter us!

Brownie said...

You can find me at my blog: Las AVenturas de Brownie:

PLease don't mind spanish, we understand you and you know we'll like it as much as you, because WE LOVE YOU AND YOU LOVE THIS BOOK!

I'm Brownie, the hamster of the house

-THe mailing addres, I'll give it to you, of course!

Yay! Sisfur Kiera rocks!

Laila and Minchie said...

We need this book to give to our wonderful Mommie for Christmas. She goes to our library a lot and they don't has a kitty so maybe she could start a campaign to get a kitty for her library too if she read the book. Our Mom is the bestest and loves us and takes such good care of us plus she takes care of the feral kitties at her work.

Thank you very much.

Laila and Minchie

Beezer said...

I needs dis book!
Coz I'm a ginger boy too!

The Carolina Cats said...

Dewey is the coolest! Mom used to work in a librerry too and she sed they din't have a cat but they did have a ghost! And there was a nise woofie named Puggy who visted them wif his mom bean. Pleese enter us to win the book and we'll share it after we reed it too, just like Miss Peach sed.

Is Keira feeling better?

Finny Buddy & Jazzy

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

We really need this book!!

Kaze, Latte, & Chase

HotMBC and Robyn said...

We need this book cuz Mommy doesn't have much green papers and we want her to read it to us!

The Devil Dog said...

Oh, mom really, really needs this book. She said it will maker her feel better when she gives it to Auntiefor Christmas!


Daisy said...

That book sounds awesome! I would like to enter to win it for my Mommie for Christmas!

Artsy Catsy said...

Oh, we MUST have this book to give my human artist for Christmas so she'll finally sit still reading for awhile and give us some lap time!!

Rocky & staff

PB 'n J said...

We would really, really like to have this book! That way we could all sit and read it together.

Pearl, Bert and Jake

jh an Mickey Mantle said...

az i wuz sayin in yesturday'z commentz ...
i need dis book. i wood like to lern how to drop dat kitten joba off at da book return ... fer just one nite, uv course.
da end

Boots & the Interlopers said...

We think our mommy needs this book to relieve her stresses during the holidays. Even us cuddling isn't cutting it! SHOCK!

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

Wow we would love for momma to read this book to us! A library kitty sounds sooo cool!! Momma was a librarian once upon a time. Our grandma bean and auntie are also librarians so we may have to pick up a few copies anyway!!

Derby said...

Ohh,ohh, I would love to win this book. So put my name in the drawing.

Willie said...

Oh, my Mum definately needs this book, she is reading a book about a dawg right now (the art of racing in the rain, by Garth Stein), she needs to read about a cat.


The Cat Realm said...

Yes, yes, yes! We NEED this book! We WANT this book. We WILL HAVE this book. Tintin, our gorgeous Ginger, has started working telepathically on the blurpy thing's little fingers so that OUR entry will stick to them, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
The Cat Realm

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Yes, we want this book, too!! Mom loves reading books to us!! Especially ones with Cats in them!!
Your FL furiends,

Fin said...

I would like the book. Boy I hope I win. Very nice review!

Max said...

I read this book y'all! It's really good! You want to win!!!

Rascal said...

One of my Mom's human friend's blog (a librarian no less) also recommended this book so I WANNA LOVE IT TOO!

My blog is here - Welcome to Rascal's World

My Catster page is here


TheSlyCat said...

We would like to enter your drawing please! We LOVE books and would LOVE this book for our collection! Thanks!!!
Kon and Sly

Kellykat said...

We really need this book you two! We have been hearing about Dewey for a while now and our Meowmy will be laid up after having surgery next week and it would be a purrfect time for her to read it to us. Thanks for having this contest.
-Stryder, Scotchy & Sugar

SOPHIE!!!! said...

HI I ARE SOPHIE!!! I look LOTS like DEWEY so I think I NEED THIS BOOK!!! I can't REED but I bet the NYCE LAYDEE would REED TO MEEE!!!!!

HEER is my bruther's blog!!!!!


Tesla and Hansel said...

fank yoo fur comin ta mai partay!

ML said...

I's really enjoyed tha book review an all tha links, too.
Pleeze let me win tha copy of tha book so we can learn more about tha fascinating Dewey.
I will luv tha book, i's promise.

Angel said...

I read it Too! it was pawsome! Some cat will be very lucky to get this!

Sweet Praline said...

I NEED this book. I want to give my Mom something special for Christmas because she is so good to me.

Kiddo said...

I gotta have this book! I NEED this book! I WANT this book...


Rupert said...



Mr. Chen and Ollie said...

Ohh we want this book, too! Please enter us in the drawing!! Fanks!
Mr. Chen & Ollie

DaisyMae Maus said...

Oh, doods ... Please smear some candy or milk or "stuff that lil' blurpy sissers like" onto our entry. We wanna win a copy of this book to be the FIRST NEW BOOK in Mom's new classroom. Besides, Dewey's kinda cute ... hee, hee (don't tell Rocky).

Bogdan, the editor said...

We want to read more about Dewey! We want to be entered in the contest!

This is Bogdan's dream job: "Sampling all boxes that enter the library for security problems and comfort level."

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Dewey sure was a great cat who held a very important job for many years. WE WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK so Mom can read it to us.


Shadow Saluki said...

Hey Kimo an' Sabi:
Tell your blurpy girlie Kiera that I'll give her a slurpy kiss if she picks ME to win this book! I will have my dad read it to me ... it would be a great surprise congratulations gift for him 'cuz he's gonna finish his student teaching ... So, Kiera ... hows about it? Are you ready for a slurpy for a blurpy?

Your woofie buddy,
Shadow Saluki

Rossetti and Kirara said...

Heya Kimo and Sabi!!!!

We really need the Dewey book!!! Our allowances aren't very big, and it would make the purrfect gift for our Momma. And she'd read it to us too!!!!

Fanks very much,

Rossetti and Kirara
The Kiaton Empire

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We missed this book drawing but we sure have wanted to read that book. One day ....

Postage can get to be expensive, but it sure is fun to give something away, isn't it.