Monday, 24 April 2017

Lazy Cat by Julia Woolf (Templar Publishing)

Oh dear, the mere presence of a selfie stick on the cover of this book will tell you all you need to know about the moggy character in this story...!
Meet "Lazy Cat" by Julia Woolf, the hilarious picture book tale of a dog and cat just trying to live together (going against EVERY SINGLE CONVENTION set down in the fine movie "Ghostbusters").

The dog, wonderfully named Doodle, epitomises the phrase "long suffering" and his housemate, the titular puss, is an absolutely terrible friend.

He really is lazy - so lazy in fact that he has Doodle running around after him for every tiny little mishap or excuse.

He eats a lot and when he does bother to share his pizza with Doodle, he gets the lion's share while Doodle makes do with a tiny thin sliver not fit for a mouse.

Poor Doodle, how does he cope with such a horrid housemate?
It gets far worse, as Lazy Cat seems to go out of his way to be a thoroughly unpleasant type all round, so when one particular instance of fetching and carrying proves too much for Doodle, he has had enough - but comes up with a nifty plan to get some downtime of his own!

Ugh, move over you big whiskery slob!
Julia Woolf's hilarious tale is purrfect, capturing poor Doodle's hang-dog expressions absolutely brilliantly. It's not often we (as cat lovers) come out of a book cheering for the dog, so it's nice change for us.

"Lazy Cat" by Julia Woolf is out now, published by Templar Publishing (kindly supplied for review).