Reviewed by Joanne Reynolds

Kitty Cornered starts with a ground-floor plan of Bob and Linda Tarte’s home. There are indications of where things occur in this home, all related to the pets that this couple cohabitates with.

Bob and Linda are very much into animals, with cats, birds, rabbits in the house and ducks and chickens in the barn. Bob litters this book with the personalities of all the animals that encompass his life. There are cats already in the home, but more are acquired during the reading, including the one stray that Bob seems to be the most taken with, Frannie.

Kitty Cornered is enjoyable look into the mechanics and the ups and downs involved in owning so many different pets. Bob is great at making you understand, as much as he or we can, the different emotions, phobias and quirks of each cat. There are some very funny instances of man versus animal, with no real battles, but a sense of understanding on both sides.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Joanne has always been an avid reader and loves the ability to lose herself in someone else’s life for the time that it takes to read about it. She has a huge admiration for authors and the worlds that they create for us. She enjoys reading to her granddaughters and hopes that they take up the love of reading.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Algonquin Books. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.