The book shown here, Furry Logic, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Guide to Life’s Little Challenges, is honestly too adorable… to clever.. to witty.. to perfect… to do justice to with a book review, but I’m going to try.
First of all, are you at all familiar with Jane Seabrook’s work? Allow me to just say, right up front, she’s a genius. A creative, talented, animal-loving genius.
My favorite kind of genius!
The Furry Logic books are filled with the most adorable paintings of animals you’ve ever seen. Each time I flipped the page, I thought “I want a larger version of this to hang on the wall…” By the time I reached the end of the book, I’d made plans for every room in the house.
I haven’t looked yet, but I can only hope these adorable paintings are available on coffee mugs, calendars, art work, etc.
I’ll spend a fortune, but my home will be one smile waiting to happen after the next.
The pictures, themselves, would be enough to make this adorable little book a MUST HAVE for cat lovers and animal lovers, but it’s also filled with wonderful humor. Each “character” (and they really are characters!) comes with a wonderful quote or quip. Some make you think, some make you laugh, and all make you fall just a little bit further in love with the book.
The thing that really impresses me is how the artist (you know, the animal-loving genius) manages to capture the emotions of each quote with a painting. Somehow she manages to create furry (or feathered) characters that perfectly convey the emotions – and it’s all in the eyes. Any cat “parent” can tell you that animals most definitely have expressions and Jane Seabrook captures them perfectly.
About the Furry Logic Series:
The adorable and high-profile Furry Logic series celebrates its 10th anniversary with a menagerie of illustrated animals and hilarious sayings about life, love, and everything in between.
No one understands the ups and downs of life’s little challenges better than the frisky critters of Furry Logic. The inspirational and tongue-in-cheek advice from series creator Jane Seabrook and her plucky animal characters will tickle the fancy and the funnybone of readers everywhere. Each intricately illustrated spread features a member of the animal kingdom with a unique take on life, from the adorably grumpy owl who advises “Smile first thing in the morning. Get it over with” to the fluffy hawk who admonishes, “If at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished.” So join the original flock of penguins, bears, frogs, and more in celebrating a decade of wit and wisdom with ten new illustrated spreads for fans looking for fresh inspiration.
About the Creative Animal-Loving Genius:
JANE SEABROOK is the creator and artist of the Furry Logic series. Known for her paintings of wildlife, Jane cares for her own furry menagerie of two cats and a dog with help from her husband and two children.
There are other Furry Logic books available on Amazon as well – I highly recommend all of them. There’s just something incredibly relaxing and enjoyable about curling up with these books. I’ve shared them with and recommended them to everyone I know. While the Furry Logic books ARE available for Kindle, I’d definitely suggest getting a physical copy.
This is a “hands on” kind of book!
You’ll definitely want to go check out Furry Logic, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Guide to Life’s Little Challenges on Amazon. This book is less than $10 and would make a PERFECT gift for any animal lover on your list. It’s one of those rare gift ideas that’d be ideal for just about any age. From teenagers to senior citizens, everyone loves to smile and everyone’s looking for their next laugh.
Just be sure to grab a copy for yourself – why should you miss out on the fun, right?!
“You’ll always be my best friend…. you know too much.“
Note: I received this book from theBlogging for Books program in exchange for this review. The opinions are entirely my own.
Purrfect for Cat Lovers:
Filled with wry witticisms to perk up even the most finicky cat lovers, PURRY LOGIC puts a distinctly feline twist on Jane Seabrook’s popular FURRY LOGIC books. This delightful collection presents cuddly cats offering purr-worthy pick-me-ups like, “My only purpose in this life is to rest and recover from my previous lives,” “If you didn’t make the rules, just ignore them,” and “When fat, arrange yourself in slim poses.” Watercolor-painted in loving detail, Seabrook’s sleek and sassy kitties remind us that the best things in life are furry. – Louisville Courier Journal
Other Furry Logic Books:
Furry Logic Laugh at Life
Furry Logic Parenthood
Furry Logic: Don’t Worry!
Furry Logic Love
Furry Logic Wild Wisdom
Furry Logic: A Guide to Life’s Little Challenges