Vintage Cat Book Art & Free Cat Book
As a kid in Canada I used to play a skipping rope game based on the old British nursery rhyme. “Who shall it be who will marry me?Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor. Rich man, poor man, beggarman, thief, doctor, lawyer, merchant, chief.” We’d chant the words with little thought which career we might consider. The antique book (pictured above illustrated by Louis Wain) has a slightly different but no more less politically incorrect version. The girls I played with wanted to get married and have babies. I preferred books and cats. Little did I know being involved with the written word and cats could be a career option and yet, here I am today. There’s no doubt, my passion for books, art and animals began early. My passion for antiques, vintage art and collectibles came later in my first career as a designer but influences my work today.
Girls these days have career options beyond anything I could have imagined. They can become veterinarians, animal shelter workers, animal behaviorists and researchers, TNR and rescue advocates,cat bloggers and writers. It’s a joy to see kids learn about cats at an early age. Vintage cat books were cute and entertaining but not educational like the vast selection available today. Two nonfiction cat books for kids I recommend are: Everything Cat: What Kids Really Want to Know About Cats and Cats Vs Dogs.
I like looking through antique books anyway, but add cats, and that “like” turns to “love!” 🙂
Congrats to Denise. 🙂
I don’t remember the beginning of that nursery rhyme!! Will go check out Ingrid’s book 🙂
Hmmm… I don’t know if my peep ever realized she’d grow up to RAISE a cat blogger. That would be me… Nerissa… a bloggin’ cat.
PS. Those books ARE cute! Perhaps not up-to-date in certain ways but they sure are cute, nonetheless . purrs
I have always loved cats. I wanted to take animal care in high school but my dad said if i wanted it a career he didn’t think i could do it because i can’t handle when they get hurt. So i never followed that path, but my daughter did. She is a vet tech. Also my son’s girlfriend is going to college to become a veterinarian.
Layla Morgan Wilde
Vicki, thanks for sharing!
Skeeter and Izzy
Oh, BIG concats to Denise!!!!
We love art and books and cats too. When you put them all together you have purrfection fur sure!!!
We are excited about Ingrid’s book too!
Thank you Layla for this beautiful fun site!
Luvs Skeeter and Izzy and the Feral Gang + Peanut and Twig and Romeo >^..^<
My human downloaded Ingrid’s book earlier today – she can’t wait to read it!
Wow, I remember that nursery rhyme. Such fantastic, fantastic books.
I want to be able to draw cats when I grow up…
The “old” illustrations are so charming.