Book Review: Shake Cats by Carli Davidson

Hi everyone,

Today we are taking a look at a super cute book full of adorable cats, you guessed it right, shaking their heads!


About the book:

Looking for a new way to pro-cat-stinate? We’ve got it.

Published by HarperDesign, an imprint of HarperCollins for only £12.99  – a perfect stocking-filler!

We know there’s only so many photos of cats you can find on the internet, so how about a whole book dedicated to them looking just plain silly?

SHAKE CATS is the latest collection by photographer and animal lover, Carli Davidson, of mid-shake action photographs of our favourite furry companions. Using the same format as her previous hits, the bestselling original SHAKE and sequel SHAKE PUPPIES, SHAKE CATS demonstrates why our little feline friends deserve some time in the spotlight too.


Using over 60 cats, most of whom are rescue animals from local shelters in her hometown of Portland, Oregon, Davidson has created a wonderful, endearing and downright funny collection of over 130 photographs of her amateur models. Including a message about the importance of animal rescue and adoption, outtakes from the photo shoots, an explanation of how she got the cats to shake, and a roster with the names of all the cats photographed, this is a must-have book for any kitty lover.

Carli Davidson is a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady. With a background and degree in photography, Davidson has won awards for her work, but her heart belongs with her animals. She is a huge advocate for adopting shelter pets and giving older animals and those with health problems a second chance. She says she can’t imagine her life without a single one of her cats and credits them in improving her quality of life.  A portion of her advance for SHAKE CATS was donated to the shelters that the stars of the book were being cared for at.

“As humans we are left with the responsibility to make sure [cats] have a place as well as a voice in our society” Carli Davidson


Our verdict?
This has got to be the cutest and most adorable book we have seen in a long time! Until seeing this book we always thought it was just Nubia that shook her head like a doggy but we have been proven wrong! Who would have thought that there are so many different cats doing this cute pose. 😀

If you want to purchase a copy this should be available from most major book shops as well as the Harper Collins Online Shop and Amazon US / Amazon UK.


More about the authors:
Carli Davidson is a crazy cat lady. She talks to her own cat, Yushi, more than any other creature on the planet and is pretty much always covered in cat hair. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, Tim, pets Saul and Yushi, and a rotating cast of foster animals.

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