Book Review

Book Review: The Adventures of Miss Petitfour

The Adventures of Miss Petitfour
By Anne Michaels
Illustrated by Emma Block

My Edition:
Hardcover, 124 pages
2015, Tundra Books
ISBN: 9781770495005

I received this book for free from LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. All opinions in this post are my own.

Miss Petitfour loves lace, pockets, paisley, sweets and flying around with her cats via a tablecloth. Her cats, of which there are sixteen, also enjoy flying through the sky and generally having adventures. This book contains five adventures: Miss Petitfour and the Rattling Spoon, Miss Petitfour and the Jumble, Miss Petitfour  and the Penny Black, Miss Petitfour and the Birthday Cheddar and Miss Petitfour and the “Oom.”

As someone who has the potential to become a crazy cat lady, I was instantly attracted to this book – also because it looked like a beautifully illustrated book, which it is.

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Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Tanith Lee books


This is my weekly post where I choose to appreciate a book for its cover art or overall design – to me, a well-designed book is like a piece of art. We all judge book covers to some extent. Personally, it’s usually a title/cover combination that pulls me in when I’m browsing in a bookstore. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books, or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers (looking at you, Penguin!) wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

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