Friday, November 30, 2012

I Could Pee on This

How's that for a title?  Imagine my delight when this little gem came through the library the other day. Naturally I snatched it up.

The Basics
Marciuliano, Francesco. I Could Pee on This. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2012. Print.

What's not to love about a book of cat poetry? This collection features poems all written from the perspective of furry, felonious feline companions (No. I could not resist that alliteration). The author also writes the comic strip Sally Forth and has worked for the Onion and various other outlets. Unsurprisingly, his book of poetry is hilarious.

The Book
No, really, did I mention it was hilarious? If you're a cat lover or have lived with a cat, you'll find something in this collection to satisfactorily drive you to giggles. From the titular poem on, this book had me in hysterics.

There's really not much else to tell, so I'll let the book speak for itself with a few excerpts, read to you of course, by Sebastian R. Gato:

     Oh Christmas Tree
     O please
     O come on
     O like you didn't know
     What you were getting for Christmas
     Before I ripped open all your gifts
     O by the way
     The tree looks better on its side
     O I really do think so

Right in time for the holidays, don't you think? Or this one: 

     Most Amusing

     Haha Haha Ha
     That dog is wearing a sweater

Accompanied of course with a photo of a dog in a sweater.

Or my personal favorite:

     Kubla Kat

     On the edge of a laughing teacup
     Did Kubla Kat decree
     That the corn fritter festooned with medals
     Shall make the brownies free
     And so the walls turned to water
     To let our sorrows drown
     And the chairs burned themselves for warmth
                                                               So they need not face the clown
                                                               Then the spoons burst into song
                                                               And all the forks they understood
                                                               As I stared at my now talking claws
                                                               Because this catnip is just that good

Hehheh. An important thing to remember is that poetry is meant to be read aloud. And this stuff really benefits from a bit of theatrical flair. I had great fun cracking my family up with dramatic readings of particularly pertinent selections. So, go grab a copy; it'll have you in stitches. Also, it's size makes it an ideal stocking stuffer.



  1. This is a very funny book. It was truly made even better when Haley read it to me, out loud. Hilarious!

  2. Great that you linked this in to Books You Loved. thank you.

    1. No problem. Thanks for the invite! Its a pretty darn cute book.


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