A kitten’s reading list

sprocky 8-4-2011 1-01-39 PMSprocket is a voracious reader. Unlike Chun, whose attention rarely spans longer than a couple seconds, Sprocket enjoys snuggling down with a good book. His tastes are fairly eclectic. He loves Papa Miao’s melodious and soothing reading voice, and he seems okay with my somewhat squeakier voice too.

This is his reading list for the month of August:

Party in Catland by Alice Goyder
Holiday in Catland by Alice Goyder
The Everyday Life of an Egyptian Craftsman by Giovanni Caselli
The Uglified Ducky by Will Claflin
Little Bo by Julie Andrews Edwards
Hoots and Toots and Hairy Brutes by Larry Schles
– Cricket magazine
Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino (selections)
Too Many Cats by Sindy McKay
The Fire Cat by Esther Averill

I would say that is a pretty respectable list for a kitty of any age.

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14 Responses to A kitten’s reading list

  1. That’s a very respectable list. Way to go!

  2. Laurie says:

    I would also highly recommend “Joey Goes to Sea”, about a mischievous ginger cat on a seafaring adventure. Jaypo got it for me a couple of years ago, and it’s just right for a sprocketty young kitten.


  3. Mr. Guilt says:

    Beso and Luna are quite bouncy, so they haven’t been read to a lot. Beso is quite fascinated by my iPad, however.

    How old is little Sprocket? The rescue puts Beso and Luna’s birthday as April 15, making them four-and-a-half months old.

    • littlemiao says:

      I suspect that Beso and Luna share a birthday month with Sprocket. I don’t have a precise estimate of his age. I should discuss it with the vet a little more, maybe. My mother thought he was four months when we found him, which would make him five now, but he is too teeny for that. My brother Foxy and I both think that he was more like three months when rescued, so a late April birthday might be about right. The Foxy kittens were born on 10 March and they are much larger than Sprocket, even accounting for his malnutrition.

      If you take into account his missing leg, his weight is about the same as Luna, so it would make sense to think they’re about the same age, right?

      Come next year, he’s going to want to know when we’re going to have his birthday party.

      • Mr. Guilt says:

        sounds about right. Luna is at 1.75 Kg per last weigh in. Her brother, a big boy, is past 2 kilos (my scale doesn’t go higher).

        With Maggie, we had not real estimate to her year of birth, much less day. So, we observed September 12, the day she moved in with me, as her anniversary.

      • Oldcat says:

        I’m not sure of the exact dates but kittens seem to move from the staggering infant stage to a roly poly kitten stage to a lanky kitten stage which is pretty much a mini cat. So if you look at kitten pics that you know the dates of and see which body type he matches, that would probably pin it down as best as possible,

  4. Freedom Smith says:

    Oh, how fun. I am so glad that Sprocket likes books! I knew he was a smart one.

  5. Oldcat says:

    I have a section on my blog that has links to a few cat SF stories you might like to read to him.

Miao & Purr!

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