Book: I Could Pee On This by Francesco Marciuliano
Date Read: March 23, 2020
In honor of my first post for the month being on April Fools’ Day, I decided to mix things up a bit with a novelty book rather than a children’s book. For the remainder of the month I will be featuring a children’s series, so I thought it would be fitting to start a little differently.
This book of cat-penned poems was given to me by my Secret Santa, along with a pair of socks featuring Boris’s face. It’s so nice when your Secret Santa truly gets you.
As I said above, this is a novelty book. It is the kind of thing you keep around for a quick laugh, but generally would not plan to read straight through. The book is separated into a few sections, each with a different theme for the poems. This is not high quality poetry; after all, how much can you expect from a cat? Most of them are silly, with an appropriate amount of cat-attitude. A few are a little difficult to get through, despite being short in length. I can roll with stupid humor, but sometimes it just does not click for me. And then, of course, there are a few that are spot on hilarious and made the whole book worth reading.
I submit for your review, a selection from this collection:
I could lie by your side for the rest of our lives
I think I’ll walk away right now
I could let you pet me for a hundred years
I think we need some time apart
I could be kissed a thousand thousand times
I think I’m needed somewhere else
I could sit on your lap forever
I said I could sit on your lap forever
Don’t you even think about trying to get up
Well, you should have gone to the bathroom beforehand
Because forever is a very, very long time
Minka’s Thoughts: “I’m confused. Is this what I’m supposed to be doing?”