Adapted by Kinoko Natsume
I checked out the first few volumes of Chi\’s Sweet Home, thinking my eight-year-old would like it. (She does immensely!) Discovered at the same time there\’s a new series featuring the same kitten- Chi\’s Sweet Adventures. Seems to be based on a television show. Not quite as good as the original Chi- the snippets of storyline can feel abrupt, the material is somewhat repetitive (in this volume Chi meets Cocchi for the first time?) the panels are smaller so I don\’t enjoy the art as much and it doesn\’t have quite the same depth of feeling. The little boy in the family, Yohei, looks older now- so I guess the story has advanced chronologically (which makes it confusing why Chi doesn\’t already know Cocchi, but oh well). Regardless, it\’s still darn cute. I\’m enjoying them for a light read. In this one, Chi attempts to eat various things in the house that aren\’t for cats (a bread loaf, a potted plant, daddy\’s coffee), goes on excursions with Blackie for safety lessons (how to deal with dogs), goes camping with the family, gets put into a costume for Halloween, meets temptation when the family babysits a neighbor\’s parakeet, and finds that while the vacuum cleaner makes a terrifying noise, it feels wonderful on her fur.
Borrowed from the public library.
Rating: 3/5 91 pages, 2017