Monday, April 20, 2015

A Bed for Kitty: Written and Illustrated by Yasmine Surovec of Cat Versus Human: (World-Wide Give-Away!)

Cover Photo Courtesy of Amazon

One of the first blogs I followed when I began blogging was Cat Versus Human, the exceptionally witty  comic about "cats and their people."

It is illustrated and written by Yasmine Surovec, who in my opinion is  cat woman royalty. Yasmine, however, remains humble as is evidenced on her  "About" page on her blog :

"My name is Yasmine.

I draw stuff for a living.

I like cats. I like a certain boy. 

I've been told that I'm socially inept and that I have the personality of a blank piece of paper. Thank god for the internet.

At least my parents think I'm special. It says in the birthday card they sent me several years ago. It had a picture of a Persian cat with a pointy party hat, with the words "You're Special" printed in glitter.

Anyway, thanks for visiting. Someone other than my parents has to."

Simply stated and hilarious, the above is pure Yasmine.

Yasmine truly "gets" cats AND their people, Her comic strikes a chord with cat lovers around the world. It is a gift to be able to reach people through drawings and few words, and Yasmine is one of those who are blessed to have that "gift."

It was an incredible honor for me when I reached out to Yasmine asking if I could review one of her latest books, A Bed for Kitty, to have her respond YES! 

A Bed for Kitty is an adorable children's story that speaks to the quirkiness that is cats. Most of us can relate to buying new things for our cats that they promptly proceed to ignore. No amount of cajoling will make the cat use the new item.

In A Bed for Kitty, little Chloe is full of excitement to give "Kitty" her new present!!!  Kitty loves to sleep and Chloe feels that a new bed will be a most appreciated gift!!

Jacket Photo Courtesy of Yasmine Surovec
and Roaring Brook Press

When presented with the new bed, Kitty ignores it. (Of course! She's a cat!)

Kitty  proceeds to sleep EVERYWHERE.... but on the bed!!!

Then, Chloe plops down on Kitty's new bed frustrated. Her eyes catch Kitty sleeping in Chloe's bed.

Chloe has an idea...

She lays down on Kitty's new bed.............

What do you think happens next?

True cat lovers will  know what happens next, but you know me, I will NEVER reveal an ending of ANY book. You will have to get the book to find out!

A Bed for Kitty is a hard cover book that is brightly illustrated, (in Yasmine's trademark simple yet vibrant style), that will surely delight the little ones at bed time, story time, ANY time! It is the perfect size for little ones to clasp tightly and laugh at Kitty's antics!

ISBN 978-1-59643-863-7 (hardcover)

You can purchase A Bed for Kitty: 

And you are in luck!

Yasmine has agreed to have a give-away!!!
 ONE LUCKY WINNER LOCATED ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WILL WIN THEIR OWN COPY of A BED FOR KITTY!    Don't have a little one? Enter to donate to a local school, library, or for a friend to give to THEIR child! (An approximate $20 value). Entering is easy! Just enter on the rafflecopter below! Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

I was not compensated for this review/give-away. As stated above, I contacted Yasmine (and I rarely contact ANY authors asking to review their books! ) asking if I could review this book. I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review.


  1. How sweet! We loved reading books like that to our boys when they were wee ones, and one of these years, maybe to some grandchildren.....

    Once Pipo & Minko disdained a new I washed it in plain water and that got rid of whatevfur they hated about it and then they both would curl up a one kitty cuddler sized nest, MOL!

  2. Looks like a darling book.....I just LOVE the illustration on the cover - very sweet - and a "sized down" book is perfect for little ones to carry around with them which they love to do! We'd love to read this one..........

    Hugs, Sammy

  3. You always review such fun books! Just found out I'll be going to Blogpaws for the first time. Are you going? I'm excited to meet all my blog friends!

    1. Thank you!!! Disregard the reply I just posted on Dakota's blog to you, (when you said you couldn't comment here), glad it worked! YES! I am going to BlogPaws and am so excited that you will be going!!!!! I can't wait to meet you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. What a sweet book. We love Cat versus Human. :)

  5. Looks so sweet. Just checked out the site...nice.

  6. THat is cute, I will pass on the giveaway because there are no little ones around here.

  7. That really does sound like a super sweet book!

  8. Aww this looks like a cute book, think my daughter would love it!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  9. This sounds like an adorable little book!!

  10. What a great giveaway. Really great.

    Have a fabulous day. Scritches to Cody and Dakota. :)

  11. This book seems great. I also follow Yasmine's blog and love her cartoons. I recently bought her first book Cat vs Human and I can't wait to read it.

    1. it is adorable! I have to check out her first book, haven't seen it yet!

  12. I' a huge fan of Yasmine and her Cat vs. Human! She's SO talented... I just love her illustrations and humor. What a sweet book!

    1. Yep I am too! She IS super talented, she is so her style and everything about her!

  13. What a beautiful book! I love it! Ellie

  14. What a super sweet and adorable book!

  15. This sounds like such a sweet book! Love the illustrations!

  16. Replies
    1. thank you!! They usually find me... :) But this one, I found. Thanks much!

  17. Looks and sounds like a cute book.
    Sue B

  18. Pawsum weview. sounds like a gweat book fur kids.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  19. Cute drawing.
    It gives me an idea ... I have a cat's bed that nobody wants to use. Perhaps I can use it ....
    Bonne soirée
    Nat à Chat

  20. Sounds like an adorable child's book with lovely illustrations.

  21. It sounds like the perfect, sweet book to initiate the uninitiated future child cat lover! :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

  22. what a charming book. If we had a child to give one to we would enter but good luck all

  23. An absolutely adorable book. My lil grandson Jayden loves reading and he would love the book but then I am caregiver of two cats so hmmm.......

    Have a great week and thanks for sharing.

  24. Oh! The purrfect book for the grand children!

  25. This looks like a sweet book. I think my grandsons would love it! Yasmine sounds like a character . I have heard of her blog but don't think I have ever visited...I will have to do so.