High-Resolution Cover, Author and Artist images available via e-mail or www.tica.org/allkindsofpurrfect
Portland, OR January 26, 2016 - TICA’s World of Cats: All Kinds of Purrfect is a brand new coloring book for all ages presenting the diverse beauty of the cats of The International Cat Association (TICA), the world’s largest genetic registry of cats. “TICA recognizes the distinctive looks of pedigreed breeds and household pets of no breed at all. Cats are masterpieces of nature, each one is perfect or “purrfect”, notes TICA President Fate Mays.
The book contrasts the distinguishing characteristics of the cats with an array of people reinforcing beauty, like felines or humans, comes in different shapes, sizes and colors but all are “purrfect” to someone. Copies of the book will be available for free to spectators at The International Show at the Holiday Inn PDX January 29-31, 2016. The illustrator and author will be on hand for signings, with cats to pet from 12-1 PM Saturday & Sunday.
Anthony Hutcherson, a Washington DC-based documentary & event producer, wrote the coloring book’s series of rhymes depicting feline beauty and proper cat care. “I grew up with cats. Raising and showing Bengal Cats for 20 years as well as travels throughout the world have allowed me to appreciate the differences in cats and people, ”offers the author. Hutcherson’s Bengal Cats most recently earned the honor of the Best Bengal Kitten and Best Female adult Bengal Cat worldwide in 2015. He was elected chairperson for the Bengal Cat breed in 2008, 2011 & 2014.
Beaverton, OR illustrator Christine Knopp has provided the whimsical images of the felines that fill the pages. Her experience working with Disney video games and children's books is put to good use by giving each of the cats depicted a personality. Ms. Knopp is a professor of digital art at the Academy of Art, children's book illustrator, and owns two Sphynx cats, Gandalf and Archimedes.
In addition to the pages to color the book also includes a full color breed chart of the all the cat breeds accepted by TICA. The book also features an activity page and instructions to make your own cat toy.
TICA's World of Cats, All Kinds of Purrfect will be available exclusively at TICA shows throughout the world in 2016. The book is made possible by the support of Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat line of feline products.
TICA™, The International Cat Association™ is the world’s largest genetic registry of pedigreed and household pet cats, the first registry to allow household cats of unknown ancestry to compete for the same titles and awards as pedigreed cats. TICA is headquartered in Harlingen, Texas, administers the rules licensing and management of hundreds of cat shows annually across the globe in 104 countries. TICA and its members work together to promote the preservation of pedigreed cats and the health and welfare of ALL domestic cats through education, responsible cat ownership, and proper care to the owners of millions of cats worldwide. TICA currently recognizes 63 breeds of cats To learn more about TICA visit www.tica.org. FaceBook: www.facebook.com/TheInternationalCatAssociation Dr. Elsey Precious Cat, Dr. Bruce Elsey has been a feline only veterinarian for over 30 years and his practice cares for over 8,000 cats. Dr. Elsey’s goal is to provide products that help cats live happier, healthier lives and provide litter box solutions for the life of your cat. For more information, please contact us through our website, and follow news about our company on Facebook.