Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 2, 2023 by Crystal Uys


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You know that any book published by National Geographic is going to feature gorgeous photos, and Cat Tales: True Stories of Kindness and Companionship with Kitties certainly delivers in that respect. This lovely collection of stories about awesome, caring, adventurous, hardworking and curious cats is sure to delight anyone who loves cats.

You may recognize some of the cats in this book. There’s Didga, the skateboarding cat, Tama the railroad station cat, and Corduroy, one of the oldest living cats in the world. There’s a deaf cat who has learned to communicate with her human via sign language. There’s Snorri, who steals flip flops. And there’s Millie, a rock climbing kitty.

In addition to the stories, the book features “just for fun” sections that dig a little deeper into some aspects of the tales, and “ask an expert” sections featuring veterinarian Dr. Gary Weitzman, who answers questions you may think of while you’re reading.


The book is marketed as a children’s book aimed at ages kindergarten through 12, but I actually didn’t even realize that it wasn’t written for adults until I started writing this review. This beautifully designed book is a little treasure trove for cat lovers of all ages.

Cat Tales is available from Amazon and everywhere books are sold.

*FTC Disclosure: The Conscious Cat is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to products on Amazon. This means that if you decide to purchase through any of our links, we get a small commission. We only spread the word about products and services we’ve either used or would use ourselves. I received this book from the publisher. Receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

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3 Comments on Review: Cat Tales: True Stories of Kindness and Companionship with Kitties

  1. This book is going on my wish list! I can also think of at least one person who would like it as a gift. Thanks for the review.

  2. Just love these cat stories. Sad that deteriorating vision, as well as significant hearing loss, makes it so difficult to enjoy.

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