Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Becky Bookworm Book Review: Dewey - The Small-town Library Cat that Touched the World

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the WorldDewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've read several books about memorable lives of dogs which suited me as I am a dog lover and have dogs in my family. Yet as I am now and have been for at least a year a Librarian in training I was caught by the story of Dewey the cat and his influence not just on a small town library but of the community around it.

It is more than just about a cat, like Dewey is far more than any normal cat, it revolves around Vicki's ever evolving life bringing Dewey up as the library cat and hers and the many thousands of experiences shared with Dewey both good and bad, funny and sad.It also portrays the changes that have occured in libraries over the past thirty years with the arrival of new technology and new demands from customers.

It is a very touching and awakening read as it opens your eyes to how much people influence, interact and depend on each other and the strength that is born in a community surviving against the ever changing economic environment. I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who likes animals or cats, who likes reading about community spirit, the importance of friends and family and of course those of visit or work in a library.

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