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Miss Mink: Life Lessons for a Cat Countess (edition 2019)

by Janet Hill (Author)

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Title:Miss Mink: Life Lessons for a Cat Countess
Authors:Janet Hill (Author)
Info:Tundra Books (2019), 48 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:art, art deco, cats, feline fiction, life lessons, nonfiction, gift book, self help

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I want to be Miss Mink! This adorable book gives a list of advice from the "Cat Countess", whose life revolves around spending quality time with her adorable (and talented!) feline friends. The art in this book is beautiful, and lends a lot of whimsy to an already very cute story. Any cat lover will be delighted by this book. ( )
  leahdawn | Mar 5, 2019 |
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I received this book from Library Thing Early Reviewers. I adore the illustrations, they are beautiful and full of charming little scenes that made me smile and occasionally laugh. The text is simple, but I think the real star of the show are the illustrations. There is alsoways so much going on in the pictures that I think it would be great fun to go through the images with a child. I also think this would make a great gift for cat lovers of any age. ( )
  kawaiibelle | Feb 23, 2019 |
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Miss Mink is the list of life lessons learned by an eccentric, drive, and self-assured countess who has been inspired by her 67 cats. While she loves taking cruises, being apart from her cats prompted her to create a cat cruise line to great success. Success finds her feeling like she has lost something in her life so convenes with the source of her joy and inspiration: her cats. Together they agree upon twenty mantras for a more happy life.

The illustrations by Janet Hill accompany each lesson in a lovely way, with both countess and cats practicing what they preach. The tones and colors are soft, whimsical, yet to the point.

The lessons presented apply to both young and old alike and the artwork will entertain both as well. Not all the lessons are revelations but may spark further conversation with younger readers to provide more examples or how to apply them in their lives. Cat owners will appreciate this as well. A fun book with important lessons. If there is any critique,it would be the thought of being taught life lessons in a fanciful way by a fictional millionairess. The lessons ring true but require some interpretation and patience. The backstory being left as a simple introduction and not expanded into an alternate work is also a lost opportunity. ( )
  loafhunter13 | Feb 19, 2019 |
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This is picture book is full of beautiful and unique illustrations accompanied with life lessons. It would be a perfect book for a parent to read with their child - read a life lesson and examine carefully the illustrations. The illustrations alone are worth just flipping through and looking at.

While this charming book is for children, I think that any cat-loving adults would also appreciate this book.

Thank you to Tundra Books and LibraryThing Early Reviews for the review copy in exchange for an honest review. ( )
  librarianpenguin | Feb 18, 2019 |
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MISS MINK: LIFE LESSONS FOR A CAT COUNTESS is a charming book about cats and embracing your independence. Miss Mink, a Flapper-style New Woman, has been declared a cat countess. She and sixty-seven cat companions sail the world in a steamship enjoying days of play, rest, good dining, and camaraderie.

This is a sweet, fanciful picture book, executed in Modernist style with oil paint on canvas. The paintings are dreamy and rich. I'm not sure how much child readers will enjoy this book, apart from chasing and counting the various cats, but many adult readers will enjoy the illustration style (think the MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES television series) and the cat-approved lessons for living your best life.

A great pick for picture-book collectors, and a nice addition to any home library complemented by cats. ( )
  laVermeer | Feb 17, 2019 |
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