Have You Fed the Cat?
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Anyone who lives with a cat will recognise this repetitive feeding syndrome involving Sam, a gingery and white tabby longhair, and his family. But what Sam really wants is attention and when he gets stuck in the cat-flap - a result of all that food - the family realises it is time he got more exercise. Each opening contains a full page picture opposite a page of text which also has a vignette providing an aside to the text and main picture, such as Sam's raids on various food sources. Evidently the problem isn't only to do with his family's unregulated food offerings. Coxon's paintings are detailed and have a photographic intensity. Sam looks so realistic as he gazes out that you almost expect him to meow. Backgrounds are richly patterned in many instances and gorgeously textured fabrics almost invite touch. Humans are shown as hands and feet, arms and legs: the focus is on Sam. A delight for cat admirers which will also be enjoyed by others!