Review – Dewey

It’s Friday and the weekend is near!

Today you’ll get a review of a book I’ve been wanting to read for a long time: Dewey by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter. I love cats and when I heard about Dewey’s story, I knew I had to read this book.

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Image provided by Hachette Book Group¹
Summary quoted from Hachette Book Group¹:
How much of an impact can an animal have? How many lives can one cat touch? How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library, save a classic American town, and eventually become famous around the world? You can’t even begin to answer those questions until you hear the charming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa. – See more at: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/vicki-myron/dewey/9780446407410/#sthash.94H83mTs.dpuf
How much of an impact can an animal have? How many lives can one cat touch? How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library, save a classic American town, and eventually become famous around the world? You can’t even begin to answer those questions until you hear the charming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa.
My Thoughts:
Dewey is a biography, a non-fictional book, so this review will be a little different. The book was written by Dewey’s “mom” Vicki Myron and you can feel her love for Dewey throughout the book. This gives a nice touch to the book and it is probably the reason why it is so popular. At times, the book tells Dewey’s story so lively that I thought I was there myself.
We also get to know a lot about Ms. Myron’s personal life. For some that might be interesting, for others not so much. It didn’t bother me. For my taste, it was just the right amount, so that was okay.
Ms. Myron co-wrote Dewey with Mr. Witter who is an experienced biography writer. I don’t know which parts of the book he wrote, but I can imagine that he might have written the parts about the history of Iowa or Spencer. But it doesn’t really matter who wrote them. They were perfectly written, but still, for me, they just didn’t fit. I understand why these parts were put into the book and I think this is an interesting topic, but all I wanted was to read more about Dewey and not about another downfall of Spencer.
Other than that, Dewey is a heartwarming biography of a very lucky cat. It is great book for cat-lovers, or people who like a special story.
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¹ https://www.hachettebookgroup.biz/titles/none/dewey/9780446407427/

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