Oona and Fred love their cat Zook. He's named Zook because he likes to eat fried zucchini on the pizza they get from their friends down the street. When Zook gets sick, Oona tells Fred that Zook is only on his fifth life and makes up all kinds of fairy tales about Zook's other lives. The characters in Oona's stories have an uncanny way of dealing with the same sorts of problems she and Fred face in real life, making her stories like a mirror.
You get to know Oona and Fred's family, about their neighbors, and of course their beloved cat. Oh, and story takes place in Oakland, California! This book is all about "slice of life" but in this case it might be "slice of pizza" too.