It's Cody and I have some exciting news for you!!! One of our kitty furiends has pawed a book! Oh YES he has! My furiend is Bailey Boat Cat, a Seal Point Siamese, and the "self-proclaimed admiral of the sailing vessel Nocturne." Mom and I have been following his blog since it first began in October of 2012.
Mom and I were first intrigued by the incredible photos, and of course who WOULDN'T be intrigued by a kitty who has been cruising the Mediterranean since 2011 with Captain "Dad" and his First Mate "Mum?" His blog is so unique!
His book is unique as well!
The world has known its share of famous nautical cats, but few have the
We are deeply honored to be one of a clowder of kitties who were offered the oppawtunity of reading Bailey's book before it hits the bookstores in the U.S. on September 2nd! (It is already available in Australia and the U.K.)
Kitties, Mom and I just finished reading Bailey's book, and I gotta tell ya, the photographs are equally as stunning as the ones on Bailey's blog (maybe more so!). There is sooo much information packed into this 96 page hardcover about life at sea that it will have you shivering your timbers!!!
You will learn about:
- Sailing Skills
- Safety at Sea
- Galley Grub
- Boat Maintenance
- Playtime on board
- and MORE!!!
Before I tell ya about one of my favorite parts of this book, take a peek at Bailey's famous book trailer!
From Bailey Boat Cat: Whether it be describing life on a bot, sending Meowday messages, scrubbing the decks, or calculating clouds, this irresistible First Cat look at sailing is a must read for anyone who is cat-crazy, loves sailing, or lives a life at sea!
Also, sprinkled like catnip throughout the book are some of Bailey's Whisker Wisdom:
"There is no better place on a hot day than the shade of a sail"
"To be curious on a boat is to have the world at your paws."
Ready for my favorite part?
We all know that cats LOVE string and rope right?
Well, that is true for boat cats as well!
Bailey tells us about:
every boat cat should know
They are the:
- CLOVE HITCH
- REEF KNOT
- ROUND TURN AND TWO HALF HITCHES
- BAILEY'S KNOT
See? I told ya you can learn a lot about sailing and the life of a boat cat by reading this book! I give it FOUR PAWS UP!!
Now I have some exciting news for you my furiends! If you would like to learn why cats are far more qualified to sail than dogs, and if you want to experience first-hand Whisker Wisdom from a cat who knows his boats from buoys, there are TWO things that you can do!!!!
1) Visit the Bloomsbury/Bailey Boat Cat SUPER PAGE and you can receive 50% OFF by entering the code "CarenCody" (The book retails for $15.95. This code is for the U.S. only, and you MUST purchase the book DIRECTLY from the publisher's website). You can also find a list of retailers where the book can be purchased on the same page NOTE! The discount code is not applicable for those sites.
2) Enter our world-wide give-away!!!!
The publisher has generously offered to mail a copy of Bailey Boat Cat to THREE LUCKY WINNERS LOCATED ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!!!! All you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter below! (There is one mandatory entry and 2 where you can earn extra chances to win!) GOOD LUCK!!
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Official U.S. Publication Date:September 2, 2014
ISBN: 9781472906502 Hardcover, 96 pages
In full disclosure: I was not compensated for this review or give-away. I was sent a copy of Bailey Boat Cat, Adventures Of A Feline Afloat by Louise Kennedy in exchange for my honest review.