I read it once and thought, "I should return this..." Then the next day I caught my husband in the middle of reading it to Alice. He looked at me and said, "This is a LONG book" and later informed me of a way he found to just skip a lot of it and still get the basic story. I tried that method at bedtime, but the kids kept interrupting me to "remind" me of the things I was "forgetting" to read.
I am torn. I find this book tedious. But my kids LOVE it. I think they like the idea of a cat doing things it isn't supposed to do - and laughing at the messes that the cat makes. And it's not as if the book is negative or has anything "bad" in it that is really objectionable. I just find it boring. And so the dilemma - return it and just tell the kids it was due...or suck it up and provide my kids with the silly laughter and enjoyment of it for reasons I can't understand. I know I'll keep it around for a few days, but I'm not entirely happy about it.
And I'm really not happy about the fact that apparently this is an entire series of books!! Please don't tell my kids!!