Meow! for a publisher

Mew wants his picture book in children’s hands

So off it goes and New York’s where the first packet lands! 

The Synopsis: For Mew the cat, simple things are where it’s at, compared to getting pilled, which does not thrill! What does Mew like? Playtime, tuna at mealtime, birdies going bye-bye on wings, these kind of things. 

 Expressions of different cat pleasures come to life through boldly colored photo illustrations and short rhyming couplets. At the book’s conclusion, Mew realizes if he is feeling blue, all he has to do is remember his favorite things, because Mew’s favorite things make him glad!

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LE FINAL: Mew’s Favorite Things

And now, if Mew’s feeling blue, he has a trick to get him through.

He dreams a dream of tuna, or birdies on a wing, or maybe

Any other of his Favorite Things.

Then, if the dog should growl, Mew the cat, he does not howl!

Or, when his food has vanished, maybe he was not so famished!

No longer feeling mad or sad, Favorite Things have made him glad!

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toy with a spring!

This is one of Meow’s Favorite Things. . .

Behind a door amongst puffs of dust

The prey awaits kitty cat lust.

Now paw extends, now teeth do grasp

A squirming prize at last.

To life it comes when dropped or flung—

Whole minutes of kitty cat fun!

Play with me! wiggle thing

A happy Meow’s heart shalt sing!

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tuna that sticks to my paw and my nose-e

One of Meow’s Favorite Things: Tuna!

I love a-love a-love, my tuna fish!

Out of the can or in my dish.

Its fishy smell and oily taste,

I’ve gotta have it all, there’s none to waste!

Now all’s gone, my belly’s stuffed, I ate too much!

I’m tired now, but I’m a cat and cats must groom—

A tuna scrap! I guess my belly still has room!

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Birdies that fly bye-bye on wings

These are a few of Meow’s Favorite Things!

Birdies, birdies, flutter and squeak, up in the air,

Fly down, come visit, my kitty cat lair.

All day I watch thee, in yonder sky

And how ye tempt me, bye and bye.

Mine whiskers flick and mouth dost chatter,

A little closer. Please. And rest your wings on empty platter!

Cream-Colored Blankets

And on we go with Meow’s Favorite Things: Cream-colored blankets!

Snug-a-lug-lug,

A little bed bug,

In Missy’s bed,

Under the spread.

Cream-colored flannels,

Nappy and warm,

Enfold and tuck,

Such kitty cat luck

And catnapping bliss.

And there he stays,

Snoozing away,

While Missy’s gone for the day.

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and maybe…a nap time!

Continuing on with Meow’s favorite things.

The day is new, so much to do!

But first a NAP, then follow through.

I’ll eat a bit, then groom my bib.

And now a NAP, it’s how I live!

A crow to watch, a bee to chase,

I’m tired now, is this my fate?

I guess I’ll take a NAP, before it gets too late!

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