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Chubby Japanese cat takes on Web, book world

August 23, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A chubby, cuddly Japanese cat, who is already an Internet superstar, could now be headed for the bestseller list.

Maru, who weighs 12 pounds, stars in a series of hilarious YouTube videos - many showcasing his skill in squeezing his bulk into tiny boxes.

Maru's videos have gotten more than 100 million views.

Now, an elegant book of full-color photos capturing the magic that is Maru is on store shelves.

The title of the book is, "I Am Maru."