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Cat and Dog. It's a love/hate relationship. Stanley and Katrina are back to share more humorous glimpses into their exciting lives in their second book. The pets are at it again but this time compete in a slam poetry contest, visit a pet psychic, and much more. This cat and dog writing team makes you stop and wonder what happens at your house when you're not there....

Title : The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals
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ISBN : 9781500966423
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 106 Pages
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The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals Reviews

  • Jemima Pett
    2019-05-01 05:39

    It’s over a year since I read The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets, and I’ve been looking forward to this new book for some time. As usual, the delightfulness and absurdity of the pets’ characters win the reader over, and, by taking each chapter on its own, they combine to make a delightful collection. I think it would be best read one adventure at a time, perhaps as a bedtime story.Once again, the author has brought out the essence of two (or I should say three, since Zorg plays a much larger part in this second book) wonderful personalities, which every pet owner will immediately recognise. I felt that early on in the book the author may have tried too hard to bring her developing linguistic skill into play, but this self-consciousness soon disappeared and the later stories were relaxed, delightful, and had added pictorial interpretations that made me laugh out loud.This is a sequel worthy of its brilliant predecessor and a book that will win new fans for Stanley and Katrina.

  • C.L. Murphy
    2019-04-26 04:33

    This young author has a wonderful writing style! Stanley and Katrina continue to antagonize each other in book 2 and are in prime form. One memorable character is an alien guinea pig, named Zorg, who gets stuck in the cookie jar and blurts out "celery" when nervous. The pet banter is hilarious and makes for a zany read that youngsters will find entertaining. Short chapter stories about these non-compliant pets will keep the readers' attention. The Pets' observation reports are included as is the narrator's random commentary that adds to the humor. A fun pet friendly read!

  • :Donna Marie
    2019-05-08 02:18

    THE OBSERVATIONS OF THE OBSTREPEROUS ANIMALS For such a young author, Felicia Maziarz has a very distinct writing voice, and a sturdy grasp on her clearly fleshed-out characters. Writing “funny” is not an easy thing to accomplish, but this seems to come naturally; her keen sense of humor is apparent with every page turn. Her descriptions, whether from the narrator’s point of view, or from either pet, are spot on and her similes are very original. I believe I had a smile on my face throughout the read! I know I even laughed out loud at least twice. That’s saying something! The mischievous, slapstick antics of this “Pack of Pets” perpetually entertain the reader from beginning to end.Felicia’s first book The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets was written when she was a mere 9 years old! With the release of The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals, this outstanding sequel, she is now age 11. She’s already got a very bright present, so it’s easy to see that her future will prove to be glowing :) If you’re looking for a light, humorous read, this is the book for you! With lines like: "When that didn't work, the pets started barking and mewing as if they were politicians in a heated argument about health insurance." can you go wrong? Hilarious!

  • Julie Grasso
    2019-05-23 03:40

    The pets are back with even more antics than before. Poor Stanley is still somewhat downtrodden by the ever ego inflated Katrina. He does hold his own in most cases, and even manages to pull the wool over Katrina's eyes ever now and then. There were several laugh out loud moments, when the pets encounter some rather absurd characters and situations along the way. As always, Katrina is full of her own self importance, and with chapter headings like "The Declaration of Treatdependence and "The United States of Katrina" you can imagine how completely oblivious she is to the goings on around her. My favorite chapters were "The Pet Psychic" "Dog Scootering" and "To Do Lists". If you have ever wondered what really goes on in the minds of your pet's when the family is out, then the Observations of the Obstreperous Animals is sure to be a hit.

  • Erik This Kid Reviews Books
    2019-05-09 00:25

    Stanley and Katrina are at it again! First off I LOVED S&K's first book The Perpetual Paper of the Pack of Pets and in The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals the fun continues. In the newest book we get to read the hilarious observations of Stanley, Katrina and Zorg on things like poetry, squirrels, space aliens, and agility trials. The interaction between the two main characters is just awesome. What's even better is the book is written by a kid (not that you's know it because the book is professionally done)! The humor in the book is the type that can be enjoyed by both kids and adults - kid of like a great Pixar movie. :) I can't wait for the next book (Felicia, get to your computer and start writing!).

  • Meg Dendler
    2019-04-27 02:38

    Totally adorable and fun read about the silly lives of Stanley and Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge. Perfect for 4th and 5th graders, but would need to be a read aloud for younger kids because there are some fantastic larger or tricky words younger kids might not know. Like "obstreperous." It's my new favorite word.

  • Stanley Katrina
    2019-04-26 02:28

    Well, of course we like it. We wrote it! :0)

  • Bonnie
    2019-05-16 02:35

    A Clamorous Romp Through the Minds of A Dog and A Cat.With a title like The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals how can your interest not be peaked? This is the first book I have read by the boisterous duo of Stanley, a three-year-old Labrador/Rottweiler mix and Katrina, the eight-year-old tabby cat. The chapters or stories are told from the point of view of the animals so we as the reader receive an unique glimpse into life as the animals see and experience it. The result is obstreperously entertaining! Stanley, the Labrador/Rottweiler mix, is exactly how I believe a three-year-old dog to behave and act like. The chapter describing the To-Do List expresses a dog's easy going temperament in three simple living mantras: Eat, Sleep, Play. Yup, a dog's life. This is in contrast to Katrina's To-Do List which is forty-five points long. This is not surprising as Katrina's full name is Katrina Von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge. What makes the stories interesting is that the antics are actually planned out by these deceptively smart animals and the owners don't really know the truth. I loved the added touch of the Stanley knowing how to read numbers but deceiving Katrina or how in the chapter about the toilet paper incident the animals had secretly stashed extra snacks. The creator of these delightful characters has made the characters more complex then simply a dog and cat in a book. My favourite chapters were the Poetry Slam, the toilet paper party, and the chapter where Katrina worked on improving her poetry and wrote a poem about climbing a tree. I laughed out loud on that last one. Felicia Marziarz, other wise known as "Neighbor Girl", has created and brought to life an entertaining book with loveable, enduring characters. She is also an award winning author as she won the 2014 Silver Moonbeam Children's Book Award in the category of Best Book for authors under the age of 18 for her first book about Stanley and Katrina. See below for more information. I do believe this book is great for skilled independent readers who can follow the frequent change in voice and characters. It will keep them on their toes. Enjoy this clamorous romp through the minds of a dog and cat.*I received a pdf copy of the book to facilitate this review as a part of the Book Blast Tour.

  • Jennifer Lim
    2019-05-16 03:22

    I really enjoyed the fun witty bickering way in their 1st book The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets. It is an honour to be able to read Stanley & Katrina's 2nd book The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals prior to the book’s release date and to do a review about the book too.Taken off from where we left off in the 1st book where Stanley & Katrina managed to destroyed a pet show, their owners are already planing for them; the Agility Course. We can see from a cat & a dog's perspective about the course and cats really do not like nor need to go for agility course. Ok, firstly I didn't know that there is an agility course for cats, do they even listen and follow the instructions to run through the obstacles? Anyway, in this story the pets set out for some new adventures when their owners moved to a new neighborhood. With the new things around them you can see clearly the different ways a cat and a dog deals with the same situation. New routines does not sits well with Katrina and she has called for a protest with a full 10mins of speech in front of the owner, which of course did not end well since the owners probably thought she was having a weird day and ignore her after that. And yes, dogs DO get away with things they do much easily than cats. Don't get what I mean? Well, you just have to read the book to find out.I liked that the Narrator even take part in the story this time, makes her looks more real in character especially with her mindless ranting. In this 2nd book, we see more of the pets revealing their true nature; cat's fascination with the toilet paper, dog's obsession with chasing the squirrel, guinea pig's dream of hmmm... eating non stop maybe? *chuckles* Kids will love to read about them and perhaps will hug their pet dog & cat harder the next time, look them in their eyes and say "I KNOW what you are thinking!"This book would be suitable for 8 years old and as it recommends, a great read a loud book to younger kids. Love the printables and especially the Cootie Catchers which I am sure I am going to have great fun playing it with my boy.

  • Renee
    2019-04-30 05:18

    They’re baaaack!!!! From the creative mind of a young author, Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge and the lovable Stanley, a Labrador/Rottweiler mix return in the sequel to the comical The Perpetual Paper of the Pack of Pets. In The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals we are once again regaled with a narrator’s point of view of the inner workings of this dynamic duo. This time around the Owners are intent on teaching Stanley and Katrina some new pet tricks but the clever feline has a plan which involves enlisting the help of their old friend Zorg, the guinea pig, who to my delight has a bigger role in the book. Leave it to Katrina to figure out any way of reigning supreme over the household.The book also features a series of unpredictable events such as the hilarious poetry slam which has Katrina facing off against Stanley. Some of the pets more amusing observations include some scenes which as all too familiar (e.g., cats and a toilet paper party ~ need I say more?) One of the funniest chapters involves a comparison of Katrina’s To Do Lit and Stanley’s To Do List. It’s just as you would expect if you have been following Stanley and Katrina for some time now.The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals will appeal to cat and dog lovers alike. This young author has done a great job of creating an amusing romp that will leave the reader chuckling aloud and nodding their head thinking “oh, she’s nailed it!” The story is filled with hilarous scenes that can only come from the imaginative mind of a young author and I think tweens in particular will really enjoy the absurdity and inventivenss of the story. I recommend this story as a read-aloud for ages 5+.* This book was provided to me free-of-charge by the author for “The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals Book Blasty Tour”, in exchange for my honest opinion.

  • Tiffiny
    2019-05-22 01:22

    I enjoyed this book from the minute I picked it up until the moment I put it down.Not often, will you find a book written from the viewpoint of the pets. In this second book, The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals, Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge and Stanley (the dog) share their observations on some of their latest adventures (including things like a big move, agility training, and meeting with a pet psychic).Readers are sure to laugh out loud at the antics of these two characters. It’s easy to envision the hilarity of their situations through the imaginative phrases the young author uses.“He waved his arms around like a frog trying to type while doing the chicken dance.”Anyone who has ever owned a dog or cat will be able to relate to the scenes played out in the short, but energetic chapters.If I were still teaching fourth grade, I would certainly use this book as a read aloud to my class. There are many great examples of different literary features (vocabulary, idioms, poetry, puns, voice, sarcasm, etc.) I would recommend this book as an independent read for eight and up (though they may need a dictionary to look up “obstreperous”). This could be a fun “read-together” book for ages six and up.I can’t wait to read about what Stanley and Katrina will get up to next.I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Ashley Howland
    2019-05-13 06:17

    This is a great book for animal lovers everywhere. Stanley (a dog – with some Labrador in him YAY) and Katrina (a cat – say no more) come together to tell us all about their lives. It’s fun, a little bit silly and many pet owners will relate to their adventures. Stitch particularly enjoyed their to do lists. He thinks Katrina puts far too much effort into hers and that Stanley is just right. He also agrees that agility is a silly activity. Stitch goes on to tell me that Stanley deserves more treats for putting up with Katrina.This is a lot of fun, kids and pet owners should take a look

  • Pam
    2019-05-14 08:27

    I find myself laughing at all the things that the pets do and with all the humor injected into the story, I often forget that I was reading a book written by a kid. As for the words? There are a few big words being used and I don’t think I could even think of using most of them in a sentence. Haha! Just refer to the title!Read my full review here: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.