It’s funny how two unique books related to cats came to my hands the very same week, one is called Advanced French for Exceptional Cats and the other one is titled La Mia vita e un disastro nemmeno il mio gatto mi capisce (My life’s a disaster, not even my own cat can understand me).
In the first one, Henry Beard presents a bilingual book in which a lovely cat, illustrated by Gary Zamchick, goes happily jumping through the pages of the book showing the readers the way he sees life, both in Engling and in French. so we can see different topics such as the “qualities of an exceptional cat”, it’s “philosophy”, what he like to eat, where he goes for traveling and even some “cat-grammar”.
Along with this book, for people interested in continuing with French studies, Henry Bear, who signs his books as Henri de la Barbe, has also published French for Cats.
The other funny book about cats, La mia vita e un disastro, was written by Louise Rennison originally in English, under the title of Angus, thongs and full frontal snogging.
Here, Renninson depicts the life of a teenager called Georgia Nicolson and her cat Angus. Through Georgia’s diary it’s possible to learn how much trouble she has to adjust to her everyday life and also how difficult it’s for her to dear with her unsettled cat.
This book is the first of the Confessions of Georgia Nicholson series, and it was also the base for a movie about Angus and Georgia that was released in 2008.