Cat Jumped In was written by Tess Weaver and illustrated in watercolor by Emily Arnold McCully. It was published in 2007 by Clarion Books. The illustrations are beautiful, capturing the many angles of an inquisitive cat perfectly. If you are a cat lover, like me, you will enjoy this book. And if you truly know the curious and playful nature of a cat, then you’ll laugh at the familiar antics of the cat in this story who moves from room to room getting himself into trouble. This is a cute story with a sweet ending.
On a more personal note: I guess my love for cats stems from growing up with them. I’ve been around cats for most of my life. They are truly amazing and beautiful creatures. If you’re thinking of getting a cat, please go to your local animal shelter. There are so many wonderful cats there that need homes. Anytime I’ve ever been to an animal shelter, it breaks my heart to see so many cats (and dogs) in cages, waiting to be adopted. Kittens are adorable, but they don’t have any trouble getting adopted. So please consider bringing an older cat into your family. Adoption fees are generally low. Often for just the cost of a spay or neuter, you can bring one of these terrific companions home. You will get so much joy from having a cat in your life. Oh, one more thing: For the health and safety of your new companion, I recommend keeping your cat indoors. Don’t worry, cats easily adapt to being kept inside. Give them lots of love, attention, and playtime and they will love you back.