Yes, this is a humor book. And it’s funny! It is a board book that suggests that Baby should take over the family’s finances. Open a new account! Apply for a home equity loan! And a penny for baby’s trouble. Baby didn’t have anything better to do, after all.
This is weird, for sure, but cute that it’s a board book as if it’s really “for” a baby. What will they think of next?
Submitter: Holy iambic pentameter, Batman!! [Buono] is most famous for playing the villainous “King Tut” on the original Batman show in the 60s. It’s from 1972 and our copy looks pretty worn, so it got tossed recently. I am not sure how it lasted this long.
Holly: I love the title! Too funny! Here’s an exerpt: (and yes, Submitter, if it’s worn and old, I agree: time to weed this one!)
Submitter: I found this while looking though my local library’s book sale. I picked it up out of interest and I started laughing.
Holly: Who knew cats could paint? This is hilarious!! Is it just me, or do some of the cats in these pictures look a little fake? I’m sure they’re creative geniuses, though. Fluff, in the last picture, doesn’t just play with wool. He “constructs creative installations.” Of course he does. The book sale is a good place for it, but there are quite a few libraries out there with this book in the collection.
Mary: I suppose we wouldn’t be librarians without a couple of cat references. I personally am owned by two lovely cats named Roberta and Fred. Any cat book intrigues me: who in their right mind would be patient enough to photograph cats doing art? Who has that kind of time?