- Rhonda Allen
Penny: A Graphic Memoir by Karl Stevens
Penny is a graphic memoir of a very special cat. Written and illustrated entirely from Penny's point of view, we see her rescue from the streets and being somewhat of an existentialist philosopher she tells her life story in a series of contemplative vignettes. She wonders about her place in the universe, as a domestic pet, her escapes back to the streets (and eventual return to "home") as well as the vivid dreams she has. This is not at all like many books and comics that are supposedly from an animals perspective. The questions Penny asks of herself and her pondering ring true for any cat or pet owner. Loved this book and highly recommend.