Friday, January 23, 2009


LibraryThing book review...
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter

Library Director Vicki Myron arrives at work at the Spencer library early one cold morning to find a stray kitten in the book drop. He was thin, weak, and shaking. Thus begins the story of Dewey, the cat who captured the hearts of all who met him. This is not just the story of Dewey; it is also the story of his library mom, Vicki, and all that she endures. It is also the story of a small farming community in Iowa surviving without surrendering it's small-town values.

Of course, I loved this book...I am an animal lover and a librarian-what's not to love?!?! My favorite parts of the book were those about Dewey, his antics, and his fans. Dewey loved being the social director of the library, waiting everyday for the library to open so he could greet his patrons. This book will remind you why you love libraries, cats, and librarians!!!

1 comment:

Literary Feline said...

Dewey sounds like he was one special cat. :-) I am glad you enjoyed this one, Julie.