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The Secret Life of Walter Kitty

by Barbara Jean Hicks

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Hilarious. Wonderful homage to [a:James Thurber|16839|James Thurber|http://photo.goodreads.com/authors/1183238729p2/16839.jpg]. If you're a teen or adult, and like this, you probably would like Thurber, too. Cats, small children, and hen-packed husbands all often have rich inner lives in which they have much more power & adventure than in real-life. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
This is a very funny book. The delusions of one cat and the humans that put up with them. It reminds me of a Chester book by Melanie Watt to some extent. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
What a delightful book! Walter Kitty is a ferocious cat, at least in his dreams, and he insists to himself that he is actually called Fang. His efforts to help his person and her husband are not appreciated, but there are other reasons to stay with them. The pictures are broadly drawn and dynamic. A cute story with clever pictures. ( )
  RcCarol | Nov 4, 2010 |
The story follows Mr. Biddle, a cat that refers to himself as Fang, through the usual day of being lazy and annoying his owners. Through the book his owner calls him by many different terms of endearment but insists to himself that he is Fang. While the owners find him annoying, Mr. Biddle thinks he is doing everyone a great favor. He finally finishes the day in the lady’s lap and admits to answering to the name Baby. The illustrations are fun and playful and invite the reader to engage the story.
  nathanmannn | Jun 8, 2010 |
Walter, an ordinary housecat, fantasizes about the daring adventures of his alter ego, Fang.
  paceacademy | May 10, 2010 |
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Once in a very great long while Fang, swashbuckling hero of many of his own dreams, answers to the name of Snookums, but only if there's some kibble or catnip in it for him. Whenever Fang (A.K.A. Walter Kitty) gets tired of helping his People with household chores (sweeping curio shelves with his reckless tail, doing the dishes with his tongue), he feels a nap coming on. And just like that, Walter Kitty is transformed into a superhero, an intrepid explorer, a fierce hunter.

Readers of all ages, especially those who share a household with a cat, will giggle at Barbara Jean Hicks's cat’s-eye-view of humans. Walter may overestimate his talents as a housekeeper (a la Amelia Bedelia) and conqueror of "scurvy scoundrels," but his People don't mind…and neither will his reading audience. He doesn't quite have the charm of Hobbes, but Dan Santat's retro illustrations and Hicks's deadpan monologue combine for a fun, funny tale. --Emilie Coulter

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Walter, an ordinary housecat, fantasizes about the daring adventures of his alter ego, Fang.

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