Posted by Venus on Sunday, September 27, 2015
Labels: picture book review
Illustrations by Lisa Brown
Publisher: Clarion Books
Release Date: July 21, 2015
Mummy Cat roams his pyramid home, hoping for a day when he and his beloved owner can be reunited. The tomb, with its beautiful murals makes the cat miss his Egyptian Queen even more. The day is coming when she will awaken though and they will be together for all eternity.
As a lover of Egyptology, hieroglyphics, and cats I absolutely loved this book. This carefully mummified cat is a great example of love and loyalty, while adding some great Egyptian history into the mix. The tomb itself is beautifully illustrated, with careful attention paid to color and detail. As the cat pads gently through the book, we are given more and more detail concerning the life of his beloved owner, making the cat's longing even more poignant.
At the end of the book, readers while find helpful explanations concerning cats in Egyptian society, mummies, and hieroglyphics. Perfect for lovers of cats, history, or Egypt, and especially for those teaching Egyptian history.