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Meet Catwad! He's blue, he's a bit of a grouch, and his best friend is a dim-witted cat named Blurmp who can see the bright side of anything. From pizza and computers, to love and happiness, this crabby tabby has a funny take on just about everything, and he's not afraid to share it.

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"Benton's artwork is filled with bold colors and manic energy, which matches the zany story lines. VERDICT: This series is like Pinky and the Brain for a new generation, and those who enjoyed the first book will definitely want to read this one." - School Library Journal

"Fans of Benton's first collection will probably enjoy this one even more (and hope for a third)." - Kirkus Reviews

"Another great addition to the Catwad series. This is fun series full of humor, great illustrations and more. If you have never read this series before you will be laughing out loud as you do! One of the things I love about this character is that he is snarky, but it is a snarky that you will love. Check this great book out!" - Dad of Divas

"Any elementary school kids and UP will like this book." -

"...It's sketch-comedy nonsense, but preteens will be onboard immediately and asking for the next volume at the close of this short collection." - Kirkus Reviews

"Catwad is an absolutely hilarious book. The story is about two cats, one is a dim witted, happy cat called blurb. Blurp is best friends with Catwad who is grumpy and grouchy. It's a quick graphic novel with short stories about the cats and their different adventures. Everyone will enjoy this book." - Meshkeen and Adro, Belmont Books

The Bulletin for the Center for Children's books says  its "goofy humor" and "lively dialogue" is "a particularly effective choice for reluctant readers and class clowns."

Publisher's Weekly likes "the humorous prose and bright illustrations" and says that "younger readers in particular are sure to enjoy Catwad and Blurmp's friendship."

Catwad is thrilled to be chosen as NBC's Book of the Week! Check out the video here.

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