Kitty Language : An Illustrated Guide to Understanding Your Cat



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Perfect for the animal lover in your family or friend group.

Learn to identify every meow, tail swish, and slow blink in this fun, informative, illustrated guide to feline body language, from the author of Doggie Language.

Have you ever wanted to know what your cat really thinks? Professional artist Lili Chin explores felines in this whimsical visual guide to reading and understanding the feelings and behaviors of your kitty.

Packed with playful, vibrant, and informative illustrations, Chin demystifies common behaviors—including sniffing, rubbing, kneading, staring, stalking, and more—so you can help your kitty feel safe, secure, stimulated, and happy. Did you know that the further apart your cat's ears are, the less relaxed he is feeling? Or that when kitty bumps you with the top of her head, it can be a sign of affection, a request for interaction, or her way of saying, "You are my friend"?

A well-known artist in the animal training and welfare world, Chin creates informational artwork backed by scientific research and vetted by animal behaviorists and veterinarians. From head rubs and tail twitches to eye blinks and ear flicks, Kitty Language is a fun and quick read to help pet parents connect with and appreciate their feline friends.

Lili Chin is a professional artist and author of Doggie Language: A Dog Lover's Guide to Understanding Your Best Friend. Her popular cat posters, "Cat Language" and "Interactive Cat Play," are used in veterinary clinics and rescue groups around the world. Lili is the artist of choice for illustrations of cats and other animals for International Cat Care, the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors UK, the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, and the RSPCA, among others. She offers illustration services, custom pet art, and more in her online gift shop, Doggiedrawings. She lives with two rescue cats, Mambo and Shimmy.

Lili Chin is co-creator of the Warner Bros animated series "Mucha Lucha". 


“I’ve always loved Lili Chins artistic insight into the world of cats. With Kitty Language, she has leveled up even more, fusing her visual talents with spot-on information. The result is an educational, vibrant, and humorous must-read for both cat lovers and the cat-curious. Know your cat even better with Kitty Language!”Jackson Galaxy, New York Times bestselling author and star of Animal Planets My Cat From Hell

“Lili Chin masterfully depicts feline body language through adorably accurate art and clear explanations of cats’ quirkiest characteristics. Kitty Language is a joy to read, whether you’re a feline fanatic or simply cat curious.”—Hannah Shaw, author of the New York Times bestseller Tiny But Mighty



Lili Chin

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine, issued without dustjacket



Publishing Information

Ten Speed Press

Physical Description

7.3 inches
5.8 inches
160 pages
color illustrations throughout
pictorial boards

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