An excellent follow up on "Haee The cat with a crooked tail", winner of IndieReader Discovery Award 2013.
An unconventional read on what it takes to be functioning, living, breathing in a middling city through the eyes of a cat!
"Like the first book, The Unconventional Life of Haee features appealing illustrations which are whimsical but tempered with a dash of quirky, Edward Gorey-style grimness." - ilovebooks.com
"The story made me keep turning the pages till the very end, as the writing generates beauty through its simplicity. The plot bears features of an allegory, as it contains several levels of understanding. This book can be read and enjoyed as a simple tale woven around an alley-cat, although it has a deeper layer of ideas inter-twined in it. The themes are presented just as parts of the world it describes ..... the writing denotes wit, subtle humor and even cynicism towards the absurdities found in the human world. The story is strewn with illustrations which contribute considerably to the artistic value of this piece of writing." - Rated 5 stars by Readers' Favorite
Restless and curious, cat Haee ventures out of home and meets a middling cat, Whie, in the back alley.
Fascinated by Whie's way of life and driven by a need to establish some form of discipline, Haee creates a new set of rules for all the middling cats living in the alley. The alley becomes known as "Green Alley".
Over time, some begin to break the rules. While "playing police", Haee starts to question the soundness of his rules and the need for these rules.
Scathing, but fair, cat Haee is as ordinary, average and conventional as it gets. But he represents the insecure and non-committal persona present in many of us today.
This is the interactive animated version of the book. This enhanced version features 5 additional poems, narrated by Haee and Whie.
To watch book trailer, go to youtube.com/watch?v=Cvh5_4Fwr8c.
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Unforgettable, thought provoking allegory
"It’s unforgettable, thought-provoking. These books make it easy to teach kids about morals. And who doesn’t love a book about a cat with a long, crooked tail?” - Melysah Bunting
“While “The Unconventional Life of Haee” is bold in its attempt to tackle serious issues of conservation, group dynamics and the importance of hygiene in the work place, it is not a classic in the canon of illustrated kid’s fiction. However, it does provide a welcome chuckle, even to the most hardened reader.” – Julia Lai, IndieReader
“The plot bears features of an allegory, as it contains several levels of understanding. “The Unconventional Life of Haee” can be read and enjoyed as a simple tale woven around an alley-cat, although it has a deeper layer of ideas inter-twined in it. The themes are not made lessons. They are presented just as parts of the world it describes.” – Gayani Hathurusingha, Readers Favorite