I haven’t done one of my books into fashion posts in a while (if you’d like to see what the others look like, click HERE) and I thought I’d dedicate this one to my favorite furry friends, cats. But I thought I’d also keep it simple by going with picture books this time.
Have you ever read Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag? It is said to be the first picture book for children. Which is interesting to think there really weren’t books for kids before this. The book is about a little old man and woman that lived together but were very lonely. The man seeks to find one cat for companionship and goes very far away, but instead of finding one, he finds tons of them. He tries to choose one but couldn’t make up his mind because they were all so pretty, so he takes them all, millions of them (I’d probably do the same thing). When he gets home, his wife is afraid they won’t be able to keep and feed that many cats. So he decides to let the cats choose which one should stay – they all start fighting about who is the prettiest, until they keep fighting and only one little scrawny kitten is left. That is the cat the old man and woman choose to keep. It has a bit of a silly ending like most vintage children’s books do (it was published in 1928!). So I thought this would be the best way to shot my cat love for Millions of Cats.
Have I overwhelmed you with cats? I’ve always been more a cat person than a dog person, are you? More importantly, do you have fond childhood (or adult) memories of either of these books?