Vanity is back! The purring protagonist of Diary of a Santa Fe Cat rears her purrty head again,this time in our nation’s fair capital. There she rubs elbows with democats, republicats, and even kings; braves the hazards of D.C. traffic; and curates the Famous Cats in History show at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
On a sabbatical in D.C. with her human companion, Vanity quickly finds herself the talk of the town as her endearing antics make for frontpage news in the Washington Scratching Post. Appointed the official White House Pet Selector,Vanity admirably recalls her humble beginnings and takes the First Family to the local humane society to adopt the First Animal, a marmalade tabby. And as if proof were needed that a charismatic kitty’s work is never done,Vanity has outdone herself and included an excerpt from “Vanity’s Guide to Washington” at the end of the book.
Although she quickly lands on Washington’s “A” list, this New Mexican calico clearly prefers the laid-back pace of the “land of blue corn and red chiles.”The lazy feline lobbies for stricter siestas while conjuring up peaceful thoughts of napping back home in her southwestern sunbeam. Quintana’s charming illustrations perfectly complement van Hulsteyn’s wry humor and witty prose.While she may beg to differ,Vanity herself couldn’t have done a better job.
Published by Sherman Asher Publishing.