I Am Maru (Hardcover)

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This book is an instant buy for any cat lover or fan of this adorable internet sensation. Since 2008, Maru has been stealing the hearts of millions of YouTube viewers worldwide and here's your chance to finally take him home! Join Maru in a play-by-play of his never-ending quest to sleep in the strangest places and his world famous box-slide. Guaranteed to make you smile from the first page you flip to, be prepared to fall in love with the silliest cat on the internet, if you haven't already. Published to include the original Japanese text, this book also makes a great resource for those interested in the language. - Alli

— From Humor / Gift Books (page 1)


Maru, the mischievous male Scottish Fold cat, is an international YouTube sensation—an adorable ball of fur with a penchant for finding remarkably cozy hiding places. Compiled by Maru’s owner, the user-named mugumogu, I Am Maru celebrates the unique abilities of this unforgettable feline contortionist with photographs and text, in English and Japanese. Cat lovers everywhere and readers who made Dewey, Zooborns, and I Can Has Cheezburger phenomenal hits will be delighted to get to know better this endearing celebrity cat with a big personality and an enormous established online fanbase.

About the Author

mugumogu is the online username for Maru’s owner. She and Maru live in Japan.

Praise For…

“Say goodbye to Hello Kitty and hello to Maru...the elegant book of full-color photos captures the magic that is Maru.”
USA Today

“I Am Maru takes readers inside the lives of Maru and his owner mugumogu, peeking into boxes, boxes, more boxes...With his big, round eyes and white-glove paws, Maru finds a way to burrow inside anything–and don’t be surprised if one of those places is your heart!”
— People.com
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062088413
ISBN-10: 0062088416
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2011
Pages: 96
Language: English