Warrior Cats in Sculpey

February 13, 2012 @ 6:34 pm | Filed under: Books


River Clan

To say that the Warriors books are Rose’s favorite books is to understate the intensity of her passion for this series.


Wind Clan

She feels about Warriors the way I feel about Anne of Green Gables, Little House, Betsy-Tacy, Lord of the Rings. They are her books, the stories with which she identifies most deeply and passionately. She reads them like I used to read Pern, over and over and over again.


Beanie loves them too and is adept at the arts of pounce and dodge. Rilla, I’m told, is preparing for apprentice training, which will commence on her next birthday.


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  1. As much as I longed for my daughter to fall in love with Little House or Charlotte’s Web, her obsession is the Redwall series.

  2. *Hysterical giggles*
    Warriors! Oh, how could I have missed this series of books! I suspect that she’ll like Clare Bell’s Ratha series someday.

    *I love that on the sidebar next to the Sculpey cats there’s that piece on cats and parasitic insanity — I wondered if you’d seen that!!! We read it all goggle-eyed around here… wow.

  3. I have to show this to Liz. She adores the Warriors series too. (Liz is about all things cat.) I hope the Sculpey cats have been baked, because they’re too precious not to keep. Plus, they seem to have the potential for great play value. Your kids are so creative. πŸ™‚

  4. These are AWESOME! My compliments to the artist. We haven’t had a Sculpey binge here in a while. Tis time…

  5. @Tanita—Warriors seems to be one of those series that never gets nominated for awards but is hugely popular with young readers. Rose has connected with them on such a deep level that the characters serve as touchstones when she’s wrestling with life issues or needs a role model. Like during Comic-Con last year when she and Jane did quite a bit of babysitting for us (repaid with a day at the con themselves πŸ™‚ ), and I pulled Rose aside to remind her that as second-in-command she would need to back Jane up and not clash with her; and Rose said, “Don’t worry, Mom. I reread [specific Warriors book whose title I can never keep straight] last night because that’s the only one where the deputy never bucks the leader’s authority!” Gosh I love it when books do my job for me. πŸ™‚

    TOO FUNNY about the juxtaposition of the Atlantic cat parasite article!! I hadn’t noticed! That *was* an eyebrow-raising piece, wasn’t it!

    @Sue: the cats have not been baked—I’m told the game is more fun when the tail position can be changed to match a feline mood. πŸ˜‰ But flexibility has hazards…apparently there was a major catastrophe (that’s right, I said it) the night these were sculpted. Rose returned to the girls’ room after dinner to find that each kitty head had been carefully removed from its body, and all the heads were mashed flat. A certain 3yo was in disgrace that night, I can tell you. πŸ˜‰

  6. I *love* these – so truly wonderful.

  7. I’m pretty sure they were making some of those when I visited!

    Note to self: Replenish supply of Sculpey.

  8. My middle daughter who loves Warriors said, “That’s so cool!” She loves the cats.

  9. My 8yo is obsessed with Warriors right now. She’s reads as much as she can and most imaginative play turns to Warriors eventually whether outside or with Playmobil or with stuffed animals. I showed her these pictures and she immediately began telling me about the scene and who she thought the cats were. She loves these creations.

  10. My son has just started with arrears but they haven’t taken off (yet – he has reading/focus issues. Perhaps I need to get them in audio books). But I have to say that these are the most gorgeous sculpey cats! What talented sculptors you have in your house!

  11. OMg, that’s Warriors, not arrears, don’t ask me how auto-correct got arrears from whatever I typed before!