This whimsical collection of twenty cat-approved life lessons for living your purrfect life is accompanied by gorgeous, lushly detailed paintings.
Miss Marcella Mink and sixty-seven of her favorite feline friends live happily in her big house by the sea. But there was a time when Miss Mink was not so happy. When Miss Mink created her own business -- a feline-friendly cruise company for cat lovers and their furry companions -- she found she no longer had time or energy for herself or her friends. For advice she turned to her cats, who always seemed so happy, healthy, well-rounded, well-groomed and well-rested. It was not long before the Cat Countess was feeling shipshape again. Collected here are Miss Mink's twenty cat-approved lessons, from the benefits of a good grooming and an afternoon nap to valuable advice on friendship and diet.
About the Author
JANET HILL's work is both elegant and whimsical, often with an underlying narrative that instantly captures the imagination. Her painting style evokes a sense of nostalgia, mystery, humor and comfort. Her work is displayed in private collections throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Some of Janet's corporate clients include Tiffany & Co., Hallmark UK and Harper Collins. Her work has also been featured in Uppercase Magazine, Matchbook Magazine, Design Sponge, This Is Glamorous, The Neo-Traditionalist and Oh Joy! Her first picture book was Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess, and she illustrated the cover of the middle-grade novel, The Strange and Deadly Endeavors of Bryony Gray. Janet lives in Stratford, Ontario, where she paints in a small in-house studio and lives with her husband, John, an independent bookseller, and their cat and dog.
One of CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens 2019
PRAISE FOR Miss Mink:
"Pretty and positive (and posh)." --Kirkus Reviews
"Miss Mink: Life Lessons for a Cat Countess would have great appeal for fellow grown-up cat lovers as a gift book or coffee table book. But for a younger audience, Miss Mink: Life Lessons for a Cat Countess is a book well-suited to be shared reading experience between adults and children. Highly Recommended." --CM Magazine
“The amazing pictures were originally done in oil on canvas. Children will enjoy looking at the detailed but whimsical illustrations and reading about feline rules for a good life. Cat lovers of all ages will also love this book!” --Resource Links