I once had a black cat, Bear-Bear, who was adorable and not really black. She looked black, but when you saw her in direct sunlight you could see that she was really an extremely dark brown – and had spots! But I digress. I thought of Bear-Bear recently when I picked up the book All Black Cats Are Not Alike by Amy Goldwasser (writer) and Peter Arkle (illustrator). This book is just a ton of fun for cat lovers and the rest you alike. We are introduced to 50 or so black cats with very different personalities and the result is funny, charming and a total delight.

About All Black Cats Are Not Alike by Amy Goldwasser and Peter Arkle: “Every cat owner knows that no two cats are alike. This pitch-perfect illustrated book proves this simple fact by diving whiskers first into the unique personality, charisma, and character of 50 real all-black cats. From Alfie, who ‘has no tolerance for wet humans or being ignored,’ to Sashi, who ‘enjoys freeze-dried chicken by candlelight and full-on body rubs,’ each cat comes to life through a lovingly hand-drawn portrait and quick-witted profile. Delightfully quirky and utterly charming, this motley crew of black cats will win over anyone with a dry sense of humor.”

After reading through these quirky cat profiles you will never look at your cat – or any cat – the same way again. You will always be thinking “what’s going on in that little cat head of theirs?”

All Black Cats Are Not Alike by Amy Goldwasser and Peter Arkle is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.