Sunday, November 12, 2023

Crap Taxidermy by Kat Su

I have literally wanted to read Crap Taxidermy by Kat Su for years! I'm so glad that I finally obtained a physical copy of this book and read it in one sitting. I really like weird, quirky reads like this sometimes.

Crap Taxidermy by Kat Su is a small, hardback, coffee table sort of book... and it is a hoot! I love it. This book is a work of nonfiction about, you guessed it, crappy taxidermy. Crap Taxidermy is a very short, fast read as it largely contains photos of taxidermy gone very wrong. 

There is also an introduction by the author at the start of Crap Taxidermy. I learned that the author is an activewear designer by trade and also that she has a blog on Tumbler about taxidermy called, Crappy Taxidermy. According to the author, Crap Taxidermy is a celebration of crappy taxidermy.

I liked how Kat Su organized the taxidermy photos in her book by category, like a focus on the eyes or particular body poses, etc.

Crap Taxidermy ends with a 'how-to' section, which gives readers (and want to be taxidermists) specific directions on 'How To Stuff Your Own Mouse'. So, if you are feeling rather adventurous, you can go ahead and perform your very own taxidermy on an already dead mouse. 

I will be taking a hard pass on doing any sort of taxidermy, thank you very much. Would you be interested in doing a taxidermy?

Below is a book trailer for Crap Taxidermy by Kat Su, which features a group of women learning to taxidermy a mouse.

I am giving Crap Taxidermy by Kat Su a rating of 5 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!


  1. Just the title makes me laugh! What a weird but fun book.

    1. Most definitely a unique/weird/fun read. The title is catchy for sure.