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Book Review: A History of Art in 21 Cats is the purr-fect way to learn about art history! @NetGalley #ReviewAThon @AndrewsMcMeel

The History of Art in 21 Cats by Nia Gould is the purr-fect way to explore the history of art!

NetGalley is hosting a “Review A Thon,” throughout the entire month of August. Net Galley is a great website that provides free advanced reader copies to bloggers and readers in exchange for an honest review. I love books and I also enjoy saving money, so Net Galley is perfect for me.

I enjoy reading as a form of self care. Curling up with a good book is a form of stress relief for me. Sometimes I share book reviews here on my website, but throughout the month of August, I will be sharing even more book reviews than normal as I work my way through my massive “To Be Read,” pile on Net Galley.

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments below!

 My Review for A History of Art in 21 Cats

cover art shows multiple brightly painted cats

A History of Art in 21 Cats by Nia Gould was the purr-fect combination of fun, cute kitties, and education. Gould’s playful work is purr-fect for anyone who wishes that she knew a little bit more about art history. This book won’t make you into an overnight art history expert (which makes sense, because that isn’t her goal), but it WILL use adorable cat paintings to introduce you to the major developments of art history in the Western World.

Each major period of art history is illustrated by a lovely feline painted in the style of that era. Gould then uses several pages to explain some of the details about each cat painting and how those details represent larger trends and defining features of the different movements. The device is clever and a lot of fun to explore.

I’ve always been interested in the history of art, but other than a brief brush with an art history class in college, I’ve never had the opportunity to learn much about art in general. A History of Art in 21 Cats was lots of fun to read. Also, now that I have explored this fun little book, I’m certain that I will more deeply appreciate the works of art I encounter during my next trip to a museum.

I recommend A History of Art in 21 Cats for all cat lovers and anyone who is interested in learning more about art history. It would also be a helpful tool for art teachers or those who are home schooling their children.


A large grey cat
My cat also thought this book was purr-fect for all cat lovers!

Publisher’s Description:

Book Details

Title: A History of Art in 21 Cats

Author: Nia Gould

Genre: Nonfiction/ education/ humor

Length: 96pages

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

Publication Date: August 13, 2019

Pre-order your copy today! 




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Love Looks Pretty on You by Lang Leav



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