Title: The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals
Authors: Stanley & Katrina
Number of Pages: 75 (Kindle)
Synopsis: Cat and Dog. It's a love/hate relationship.
Stanley and Katrina are back to share more humorous glimpses into their exciting lives in their second book via short stories. Yes, the pets are at it again but this time compete in a slam poetry contest, visit a pet psychic, and much more.
This cat and dog writing team makes you stop and wonder what happens at your house when you're not there.
Print book contains 106 pages.
I just love the Stanley & Katrina books and The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals is no exception. The relationship between Stanley, the dog and Katrina, the cat is often times hilarious, yet when it counts they do care about one another. Katrina reminds me of the cat Sassy from the Homeward Bound movies with her "cats rule and dogs drool" kind of attitude. Stanley, on the other hand is laid back and easy going. The perfect mix for an amusing and adventuresome tale.
The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals picks up where the last crazy antics of Stanley and Katrina leaves off (check out The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets to get caught up). After the catastrophic mishap at the pet show the pets learn about an upcoming agility test which has Katrina in a panic. Stanley swipes the test papers and Katrina is relieved, until she realizes she can't read numbers. Stanley can, but true to his character, decides he does't want to be bothered and keeps quiet. Trying to put the test out of their minds, the pets have a poetry contest where Stanley is the clear winner. Not to be outdone by a dog, Katrina insists her poetry is the best and convinces the narrator to dedicate a couple of chapters to her poems. So the story goes and the shenanigans are abound. Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge and her plans often make Stanley cringe. What will she think of next?
This animal "tail" is so much fun. As a pet owner myself, I can see the similarities between my pets and Stanley and Katrina. Our dog is just like Stanley in that he allows the cat to do pretty much whatever she wants, and like Katrina she does. The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals story is creatively humorous and lively which easily delights readers.
I highly recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.