I Like Cats
Varied illustrators
age group: 
5+ yrs
Number of pages: 
Tara Books
verse humour folk art cats
picture book, verse


Sunny cats Sad cats Greedy cats Bad cats

Written in simple poetry form, I Like Cats, a book by Anushka Ravishankar will delight readers of all ages – both young and old. The tongue-in-cheek humour of the verse by this very talented author, also known as the Dr Seuss of India , captures the various moods and idiosyncracies of this graceful animal.

And the illustrations! An array of talented artists, have effectively succeeded in capturing the beauty of this feline species, with their vibrant and creative interpretations - all in the folk art tradition. Here we see cats in the Patua scroll painting stlye, Gond art, Meena tribal, Pithora, Sohrai, Warli, Patachitra and Chitrakathi.

The book comes in two versions, handmade and offset printed. Whist the price of the handmade book is somewhat steep - Rs 750 for the book, nevertheless the quality and texture of the book is something that cat lovers and art lovers would gladly pay the price for. 

Reviewed by Shamim Padamsee