Alliecats: 53 Graphic Tales & Fun Puns About Cats by Ben StoltzfusAlliecats: 53 Graphic Tales & Fun Puns About Cats by Ben Stoltzfus

Alliecats: 53 Graphic Tales & Fun Puns About Cats

byBen StoltzfusIllustratorAllie Kirschner

Paperback | November 26, 2019

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Mississippi said to Missouri, “If I put on my New Jersey, what will Delaware?” Virginia replied, “Alaska.” This wordplay on states’ names as vestments resembles the play and ambiguity in Alliecats, a wonderful collection of fifty-three graphic tales that catenate (link) meaning, sound, and likeness into clever puns.

"Alliecats is an absolutely delightful book." −Juliet Flower MacCannell, Professor Emerita, UC Irvine

Novelist and literary critic BEN STOLTZFUS penned the introduction and assembled the words. His granddaughter (cater-cousin), ALLIE KIRSCHNER, drew the pictures. You will purr with satisfaction as she romps with feline grace, caterwauling from catalog to Catalina, although not without an occasional cataclysm or catastrophe.

The purrposeful puns of Alliecats will amuse as you slide helplessly into a state of muscular rigidity, or catalepsy, while author and artist cater to your funny bone and make you laugh.

ALLIE KIRSCHNER has enjoyed drawing ever since she can remember. She honed her skills as a visual arts major at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School. Allie matriculated to Greenfield Community College, where she studies visual arts. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with her cat Maizy.BEN STOLTZFUS is Professor Emeritus...
Title:Alliecats: 53 Graphic Tales & Fun Puns About CatsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:82 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.22 inShipping dimensions:10 × 7 × 0.22 inPublished:November 26, 2019Publisher:39 West PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1946358266

ISBN - 13:9781946358264


Editorial Reviews

"Alliecats is an absolutely delightful book—an amazing visual and verbal pleasure. Its whimsical cats illustrate the incredible number of English words that contain “cat” and should expand the vocabulary of anyone, young or old, who has the joy of reading this unique book. I believe it will become a classic, like the works of Dr. Seuss.”  –Juliet Flower MacCannell, Professor Emerita, University of California, Irvine"Ben's graphic pen and Allie's script brush show us that, whether as words or as drawings, puns are purrfect mirrors where reflection is fun and fun is reflection. Welcome to the looking glass of double takes!" –Roch C. Smith, Professor Emeritus of French at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro