Maru is a four year old Scottish Fold cat, in spite of his traditional, upright cat “prick-ears”. He and his owner live in Japan. The name “Maru” means “round”. When his owner adopted him as a kitten, she felt that everything about him seemed round.
The book is written as if Maru is talking and his owner, as well. It is written in both English and Japanese. Following life with Maru, from kittenhood through the present day, there are numerous photos. We see Maru’s many expressions and moods as he shares his likes, dislikes, and habits. There are pages of still shots from his videos, including the famous “sliding into boxes” videos. Maru also shares his favorite toys, costumes and “behind the scenes” information.
Maru is already a worldwide sensation through his many online videos and blog. This book is destined to be a classic among cat lovers. I am definitely hoping for sequels. You just have to love a good pet book, especially one with adorable photos and captions!