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When Martha's Away by Bruce Ingman

When Martha's Away

by Bruce Ingman

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What cats really do when their humans are away. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
My favorite children's book. I love this story. It begins with the cat seeing the young girl off to school, then describing the activity he engages in while she's away. My favorite line is "if there's any time to spare, I take the car for a quick spin around your room". I place emphasis on "your" when I read this story aloud, because he's totally taken over her space, without her knowledge, which I find funny--the picture is great, a cat in a car wearing a helmet.
  juliewerks | May 19, 2008 |
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Hey Martha, when you go off to school, do you think your cat, Lionel, just sleeps all day? Well, boy, does Lionel have news for you! He reads the daily paper, called Cats Today; he pumps iron; he paints portraits of his neighbor, the glamorous Gladys from No. 34. And that's just his morning fun! Hey reader, sit back and laugh as Lionel reveals, at long last, the secret life of cats. Martha's not the only one who will be surprised.

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Martha thinks her cat sleeps all day, but nothing could be further from the truth, as the cat himself reveals all his daily activities.

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