Honestly, I flipped through CATWAD: It’s Me when it was first sent to me and almost tossed it directly into the donation pile. Luckily, before my rush to judgment could cause a CATastrophe, my kids saw it, grabbed it, and devoured the book over and over again. They loved the goofy, sometimes gross, sometimes adorable, and surprisingly tender mini-tales of Catwad, the grumpy cat and his effusively joyful companion Blurmp.
So I read it. And I loved it.
It’s pure optimism tethered to ultra-refined irritability. And it’s a perfect partner to a bad day or a grouchy mood. The bright color palette suits the absolute silliness of Blurmp’s point-of-view. And kids will love the sometimes grotesque illustrations that include expired food, bodily functions, and various insects.
CATWAD will remind people my age of Garfield, except without the sweetness. Haha. Seriously, your kids will love this book. And I believe it’s going to be a series, so hooray for never-ending Catwad and Blurmp adventures from Jim Benton!