How to Train Your Human: A Cat's Guide (Paperback)

How to Train Your Human: A Cat's Guide By Babas, Katherine Gregor (Translated by) Cover Image

How to Train Your Human: A Cat's Guide (Paperback)

By Babas, Katherine Gregor (Translated by)


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Discover the best-kept secrets of how your cat chooses you, loves you, and subtly trains you to fulfill its every wish in this charming and irresistible guide, written from the perspective of one witty kitty


We humans are resourceful and intelligent, but our quirks are often incomprehensible to other species. However, after thousands of years of co-habitation, our feline companions know exactly how to deal with us.

In How to Train Your Human, one wise cat instructs its fellow felines in the elaborate arts of human domestication, including:

  • Guiding us step by step to the pantry
  • Sleeping on top of us in adorable but uncomfortable positions that leave us trapped
  • Strategic nighttime alarms

Through this ingenious and hilarious reversal of perspective, Babas—this book’s human author, and a lifelong cat companion—offers a delightful new look at relationship between cats and people. Translated from the Italian by Katherine Gregor, and accompanied by elegant black-and-white illustrations by Andrea Ferolla, How to Train Your Human is an essential gift for any cat lover.

Barbara Capponi, aka Babas, worked in one of the most important international advertising agencies for years. She has been a full-time artist since 2014. She lives in Milan, Italy.

Andrea Ferolla is an illustrator celebrated for his chic, charming, timelessly romantic painting and drawings. He co-founded the Ferolla Reina creative agency and is the art director of luxury goods courses at the European Institute of Design of Milan.

Katherine Gregor translates from Italian and French. Recent credits include Caroline Lamarche’s The Memory of the Air and Oriana Ramunno’s Ashes in the Snow.

Product Details ISBN: 9780063336483
ISBN-10: 0063336480
Publisher: HarperVia
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 144
Language: English