Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: July 12, 2023 by Crystal Uys


Francesco Marciuliano has a unique ability to capture cats’ personalities. He proved this in his New York Times Bestseller I Could Pee on This And Other Poems by Cats, and I know I wasn’t the only cat lover who was eagerly awaiting the publication of his new book, I Knead My Mommy And Other Poems by Kittens. While I had reservations about the first book based on the title (reservations that turned out to be completely wrong,) the title of this book, which the author called “sort of a sequel – or a prequel, depending on how you look at it,” combined with the ridiculously adorable cover, generated an “awww” response for me that is probably hardwired into most cat lovers.

This collection of poems bares the kitten soul in all its sweetness, featuring all the big events in a kitten’s life, from discovering the world to doing battle with human toes. With titles like “What Will I Be,” “And Then You Said No,” and “Maybe I’m Confused,” these little feline poems give us a glimpse into the minds and hearts of kittens. One of the most heart-touching poems in the book is “Not Goodbye,” in which a kitten expresses his refusal to accept that his older feline buddy is gone.


The combination of the poems and the adorable full-color photos make this book a keepsake, and a wonderful gift, for cat lovers everywhere.

For more information about the author, please read my recent interview with Francesco Marciuliano, and visit his website.

Interior image via the author’s website

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