I Hate My Cats (A Love Story)

I Hate My Cats (A Love Story)

Ginger is the weird one. She plays with peas, purrs at artichokes, and has a strange fondness for chicken (but only the neighbor's chicken). Then there's Fred. His greatest talent? Sleeping. Oh, and hiding. And when he's not hiding, he's conspiring with Ginger to destroy the house! Such is life with cats. . . can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em?if you love them, th Ginger is the weird one. She plays with peas, purrs at artichokes, and has a strange fondness for chicken (but only the...

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Title:I Hate My Cats (A Love Story)
Author:Davide Cali
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:1452165955
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:40 pages pages

I Hate My Cats (A Love Story) Reviews

  • Sarah
    Feb 26, 2019
    At first I was turned off by the title, but I didn't want to judge the book by its title, so I decided to page through it. The story ended up making me smile as I could identify with the feelings of the narrator as he describes the behavior of his cats. This is a must-read picture book...
  • Robyn Schultz
    Dec 04, 2018
    The title says it all. If you've ever had a cat, you know how they can tug at your heartstrings and make you wish you'd never laid eyes on their cute fuzzy behinds, all AT.THE.SAME.TIME. ...
  • Cheri
    Oct 12, 2018
    cuuuute ...
  • Cindy Hudson
    Feb 21, 2019
    I Hate My Cats (A Love Story) by Davide Cali and Anna Pirolli is a great picture book for anyone who has a cat or cats and loves them despite the trouble they may get into. The two cats in the story, Ginger and Fred, create mischief of various types, including leaving black fur on whit...
  • Lynn
    Aug 14, 2018
    We have two cats that could absolutely be the models for the funny story! I loved loved loved the illustrations here. I think it might be a book adults with cats appreciate more than kids will although the illustrations and the situations will make anyone and everyone laugh. ...
  • Sarah
    Oct 15, 2018
    A tale of two kitties (make that two tails.) A cat owner laments his companions' quirks but we all know he loves 'em! ...
  • Barbara
    Aug 18, 2018
    Oh, the joys of sharing your living space with cats! The title had me worried since I know quite well just how annoying felines can be, each one with its own habits and requirements. But I need not have been concerned since it's clear from the text and the illustrations that these two ...
  • Debbie
    Jul 07, 2018
    I read this book at the Chronicle booth at ALA and had to go back the next day and buy it for my husband. It's like the author and illustrator captured our (especially Jacob's) life with our cats! The illustrations are very cute and expressive. Loved it! ...
  • Marjorie Ingall
    Mar 07, 2019
    This would be a great gift for any cat lover, young or old. Hard to believe it's the illustrator's first book -- it's SO accomplished and mixes this serious oil-painterly tone with zoomie cat action and slow-burn cat-parent frustration. The first spread ("Ginger is the weird one. She p...
  • Brenda
    Dec 13, 2018
    If you have ever had a cat, you can relate to this book. ...
  • Jason
    Oct 13, 2018
    This book is about me. I have a similar love-hate relationship with my cats. They DRIVE ME CRAZY but they're SO FUNNY AND ADORABLE. ARRRRGHHH ...
  • Janet
    Aug 16, 2018
    Only cat parents will truly understand this book (and the cats in it). I'd give this book 5 stars, but only 4 because of the illustrations where I've yet to find mint leaves that closely resemble poison oak leaves and rose leaves that resemble alder leaves. Once I make those discoverie...
  • Tracy
    Sep 12, 2018
    Thanks to the publisher for the review copy. All opinions are my own. New favorite picture book alert! (For me and the kids! This book is a cat lover?s dream. The cats, Fred and Ginger, behave in universal ways such as tipping over vases, sleeping in the sink, and stepping on t...
  • Peacegal
    Oct 15, 2018
    On one hand, this book is very funny for adult cat lovers. The illustrations are a delight, and you know exactly what the author is trying to say. Yes, there are times when cats are supremely annoying, and you can get angry with them, in the same way a parent might be angered/annoyed b...
  • Debra
    Jan 05, 2019
    You do not have to own cats to appreciate the very different personalities of the cats in this book. Their antics and attitudes are mostly appreciated and tolerated by the main character who is the storyteller. The illustrations by Anna Pirolli bleed love on the pages as the cats give ...
  • Alex (not a dude) Baugh
    Oct 01, 2018
    Ginger and Fred are two kitties who couldn't be more different. Ginger is energetic, eccentric, and playful. She likes mint, shoes, and drinking from the bathroom sink. Fred is a lazy black cat who loves to sleep on the white towels, or in the sink, or on the newspaper his pet human is...
  • Lisa
    Mar 17, 2019
    Adorable picture book that every cat lover can relate too. My children (5 & 10) both enjoyed this one. The illustrations alone were a joy to the youngest. ...
  • Michelle (FabBookReviews)
    Sep 30, 2018
    I Hate My Cats (A Love Story) presents the tale of Ginger and Fred, two peculiar cats that drive their owner to serious frustration and distraction. Readers get to meet Ginger, an appropriately ginger tabby cat, first: the "weird one" with large green eyes, who "likes mint and chicken ...
  • Erik This Kid Reviews Books
    Dec 30, 2018
    This was a pretty cute book. It?s a little aimed at a tad bit older audience, as it comes across as funny but in a sentimental sort of way that younger kids may not fuller understand. Davide Cali is one of my favorite picture book authors, and I think he does a fabulous job of writin...
  • Jared White
    Dec 13, 2018
    This is why I love cats...but only if they belong to someone else or live outside. I love how they purr, I love how soft and cuddly they can be, I love how playful they sometimes are, but I hate how they think they own the world and everything in it. If you were to ask them, they would...
  • Greg
    Jan 16, 2019
    Hilarious and accurate, and only they know what they think of us. ...
  • Julie
    Nov 30, 2018
    I agree with the reviewer who wondered about the audience for this book. A pretty sophisticated older child might get the joke, but younger readers will be puzzled, particularly by the expression on the main character's face on the last page. If he was smiling, or cuddled up with his c...
  • Eleni
    Mar 16, 2019
    Giving this to my cats to read so they can understand what a hard time they give me. Really, though, this book was hilarious so read it if you hate how much you love your pampered felines. ...
  • Katrina
    Feb 04, 2019
    Cats lovers will certainly relate to this book. Might be a good primer for little ones starting out on the life long love/hate obsession. ...
  • Mathew
    Dec 02, 2018
    From the writer who brought us When an Elephant Falls in Love, Cali returns with a richly-illustrated ode to love in the form of his humorous relationship with his two cats: Fred and Ginger. There is much humour here in the exasperation of the owner and the differing actions of the two...
  • BrookesEducationLibrary
    Nov 27, 2018
    This is a super cute picture book about the love-hate relationships we all have with our cats! ...
  • Alyse Stolz
    Nov 03, 2018
    Spent the morning at an independent book store with my best friend and fellow cat lady. So obviously we loved everything about this book. ...
  • KDV
    Oct 03, 2018
    Phenomenal cat book!! Recommended. ...
  • Emily
    Mar 13, 2019
    Perfect for people with feline roommates! ...
  • Alex
    Oct 23, 2018
    I can see kids enjoying this, but this is really just a relatable story for any adult that has even owned a cat. Absolutely adorable! ...