books and more by lewis

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Samples from the LEW'S CATS ® greeting card line, in print again by late Spring 2019.
LEW'S CATS will be available to customize in digital format by Fall 2019.

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Below is press about Lewis Matheney's 2005 book "Zoom Cat Zoom!"
Items listed below are longer available at the retail outlets mentioned in the articles.
Stay tuned for information about an anniversary edition coming in 2019.

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"In the tradition of
Shel Silverstein,
author-illustrator
Lewis Matheney
has melded original,
entertaining verse
with whimsical drawings
to create a lively picture book
for all ages.
ZOOM CAT ZOOM!
is a MUST
for any city, school
or home library!"


- Kelly Asbury,
Children's Author/Illustrator
and Director of "SHREK 2" and
"SPIRIT: STALLION OF THE CIMARRON"
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When a girl and her family go to visit a strange aunt,
the girl realizes she likes the aunt a great deal. 
Janet carlson Sanders cared for her real-life Aunt Helen,
who lived to be 102 years old. 
CRAZY OLD AUNT HELEN is a mini-memoir
related in a hilarious and touching narrative style. 
Coupled with Lewis Matheney's lively and hilarious cartoons,
AUNT HELEN is a tribute to life for readers of all ages.
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ZOOM CAT ZOOM T-Shirts
Soft Pima Cotton in Small/Medium/Large

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Amazon.com customers say:
 
ZOOM CAT ZOOM, by Lewis Matheney,
is  a terrific book about cats
and those endlessly fascinated by them...
The poems are witty and energetic...

the accompanying illustrations
are original and lively.
Matheney skillfully balances
the poems and illustrations,
giving his collected work
a graceful flow from beginning to end
A pure joy for all cat lovers
...even cats themselves!

 
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...My daughter just loved it
from the first time I read it to her.
She is 3 and has memorized her favorites...
The poems make her laugh,
she loves to say "Mommy, they are sooo silly!" 
I would recommend this book
to anyone who wants
to see their kids giggle!
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ZOOM CAT ZOOM
Coffee Mug

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ICE CREAM DREAMS T-Shirts
Soft Pima Cotton in Small/Medium/Large

 

 

The store is temporarily closed.

We'll re-open Summer 2019
with cool new books,
cool new t-shirts,
lots of cool merchandise,
and all of the classics.
Some of the books you see below
can be found on amazon.com
in used (gently, we hope) condition.
Click here to visit amazon.com
and see what's available.


Click here to send me an email
and you'll be the first to know
when the store re-opens and
when events take place near you.

Thanks and come back soon! 

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"Comic Genius!"

- Mort Todd,
Marvel Comics Editor '92-'95
“Cracked” magazine Editor-in-Chief
'87-'90

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Spunky, spirited doodles...
lively...and energetic...
drawn in a child-like style...
with clever verses to match..."

- Kirkus Discoveries,
December 2005

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"ZOOM CAT ZOOM!
is bursting with charm and wit."

- David Zippel,
Tony Award-winning Broadway
lyricist & writer,
multiple Grammy, Golden Globe,
& Oscar nominee

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Karla Kuskin's poetry has delighted readers for a span of over 50 years.
Much of it has been studied and featured in numerous volumes and anthologies
and lauded with praise generation after generation.
From her personal files comes the first and only collection of her poetry
that has never been seen or published before.
Each piece was hand-selected by Karla and illustrator Lewis Matheney
for its debut in this exciting collection, "Ice Cream Dreams."
Paired with Lewis Matheney's witty and comical cartoons
which leap off the pages at every turn,
the poems and drawings about everything from funny animals,
giant bu
gs,  loud children, and quiet children, to doctors, real estate,
visits to the seashore, and changing of the seasons
will become an instant classic and appreciated for years to come.