Friday 10 November 2023

**FELINE FICTION FIX** Book Reviews with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library #256 featuring **Moments Musicaux with Marchena and Momo** by Lindsay Donat **PLUS** Friendly Fill-Ins

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Hello meautiful library guests 


Welcome to the Mewton-Clawson Library at BBHQ 

Thank mew for joining me in the stacks today, and this week I've just been taking it easy. Mew know being 21 is quite the challenge, I sleep even more than I did, and I didn't think that was possible!  I miss the litter tray more often than not, and I yowl at completely random times just to keep things interesting and exciting, but that aside I don't think I'm doing so bad for 21! MOL

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The P.A. keeps coming and checking on me while I'm sleeping, as apparently, I sleep so deeply, sometimes she's not sure if I'm still breathing, that is until I take in a great big snorting, gobbling breath and sound like an ancient tractor on cold start! MOL Oh, and did I mention my hearing isn't what it was, which I find a complete blessing, especially when Parlsey realises I found his credit card and have gone on a little book shopping spree! MOL

Anyhoo let's look at this week's top book pick.

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Today the P.A. is also joining in Friday Fill-ins Blog Hop with the pawesome 15 & Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs.
1. I never know ___________________________.
2. I know I should _____________________________, but I don’t want to.
3. Is it strange that I enjoy _________?
4. _________ is my least favourite chore to do.

The P.A.'s answers are...

1. I never know what I'm going to make for the Crafting with Cats posts until I head into the craft room, and then it just all unfolds from there. Occasionally what I start out making doesn't work and I have to go back to the drawing board, but that's ok, it keeps life interesting.

2. I know I should learn lots of stuff, but I don’t want to. Not right now, maybe later.

3. Is it strange that I enjoy multiple hobbies? I don't think it is, but some do. I think it's nice to have many interests as when you do the same one thing all the time, for me it gets boring, if you have a varied selection of things to choose from, nothing gets boring, well that's my philosophy! LOL

4. Emptying the dishwasher is my least favourite chore to do. I really hate emptying the dishwasher, don't ask me why but I find it particularly loathsome and irritating, another thing I don't like is window cleaning, I do it under duress, but at the moment I am unable to do so because I damaged my right collar bone and shoulder last month moving a really heavy sofa. So at least I've escaped window duties for another few weeks! LOL

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Let's see what I've got to show mew this time!

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This week's top book pick is...

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Moments Musicaux with Marchena and Momo: 

A picture book with bass and clarinet accompaniment 


Lindsay Donat

       Here's the book blurb:      

In this whimsical tale, two New York City apartment cats discover the importance of collaboration with a little help from some wise pigeons and a mean cockroach.

A link inside leads to recordings of original compositions performed by Juilliard graduates Raphael Zimmerman (clarinet) and Lindsay Donat (double bass). This multimedia experience is a great way for young readers and beginner / future musicians to engage with classical music and to understand themes useful for learning an instrument, such as teamwork and confidence.

Marchena is a silly, rambunctious cat who loves to show off his ability to jump up high in the air. Momo is a posh, cool and collected cat who is a bit jealous of Marchena's talent. However, when The Flying Cockroach invades the apartment, they must find a way to work together.

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**Firstly I have to let mew all know that I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair review**

Wow, this is my very first book with a bass and clarinet accompaniment, and what FUN! 

Not only does this book have a supurr cute story about friendship and working together, it is filled with the most ameowzing colour illustrations featuring Marchena and Momo the cats, but mew have the extra option to also go to YouTube and read along, AND listen to the music.

Seriously, this book is genius, and every cat-loving child should have a copy. Classical mewsic and cats go paw in paw, and what better way to introduce a new mewsic medium to younger readers, such an epic idea!

This book would make a great gift for any occasion, I can't recommend it enough, I loved it!

And here's a fun fact about me, that mew don't know: I must admit I am a fan of classical mewsic and often play Strauss or Bach in the library.

Another Totally Top Paw Read & Mewsical Experience!

Thank mew so much to the author, Lindsay Donat, for sending me a copy, I will find a very special place in the Mewton-Clawson library to display it.

Hardback: 30 pages
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Overall Enjoyment

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I'm off to prepare for next week's review, as mew know the drill, so many books, so little time!

I always look forward to your company as I share a specially paw-picked book just for my epic readers!

Don't forget, if mew are looking for great books with cats, check out the Book Review page, just click the link here or at the top of the page, as that's the place to visit to get your feline fiction fix.

Until next week...

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  1. I wish I had a dishwasher to empty!!
    WIndows?? Yup, I hate that chore too...esp the one where Benji slobbers all over it when he sits there to snoopervise his terrier-tory!

    Amber, you look meowvellous! But yes at 21 you deserve to snooze as much as you'd like!
    That book sounds delightful!

    I am a huge fan of classical music, too...almost exclusively!

  2. I dislike emptying the dishwasher too, but if I hand wash the dishes I really dislike drying the cutlery.
    Amber, you are looking wonderful for 21! That book sounds lovely to be able to have music to accompany it.

  3. Dear Amber, fur sleepin' alot you did good on the book review. And nice you do sing a lot. Angel Seney got so she purrfected caterwaulin' fur the last 3 years of her life on this planet. Lynn got ear aches and head aches fur-om the high pitch. Lynn does not like washing windows, but she has a long list of house stuff she does not like to do. thank goodness she keeps the potty box cleared very well other wise I may do as you and miss the box and hit the floor, mol. Precious

  4. Amber, we think you're doing great! And that sounds like a marvelous book! Tell the P.A. we think it's wonderful to have a variety of interests and activities to enjoy.

  5. Sweet Amber, you look fabulous girl, you really do! Those were good fill-in answer. Hey, we know that book and it's a good one, so well done and you did a good review sweetie. Thanks for joining Angel Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  6. Amber, you look great for 21. Joanie is 18 and deaf so she sleeps soundly too. She misses the box sometimes too. That looks like a fun book. Thank you to the PA for participating in the fill-ins, great answers except I am sorry she hurt her shoulder. I think it is nice to have a lot of hobbies. XO

  7. That book looks darling. And Amber, you are just a little doll. I don't even have a dishwasher. I prefer doing dishes by hand. And washing the windows? That's what the rain is for! MOL

  8. Amber, at your age, do as you please! Of course, that's what cats mostly do anyway, but you've really earned it.

    Emptying dishwashers and folding and putting away laundry can be tiresome. You went to all the trouble to get everything clean, and now you aren't finished with it yet? You have another step to go through? What a pill.

    The book sounds great, I might even have the right child in mind to receive it soon.

    Thank you for joining Feline Friday!

  9. Wow, that does sound, quite literally, like an awesome read and listen. Musical chairs could ensure! I do love this style of book, and it deserves every success.

  10. Just commenting on how gripping and exciting part two of the adventure is. More next time please....


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