Reading Level: All Ages
Length: 160 pages
Release Date: February 28, 2012
Stand Alone or Series: 8th book in the Chi’s Sweet Home series
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 4/5 stars
This is the eighth volume in the Chi’s Sweet Home series. Right now there are ten volumes in this series. If you have enjoyed the previous books I think you will enjoy this one as well. It is full of kitty humor and cuteness just like all of the previous books have been.
When Chi sees Yohey playing with his friends she decides to go out and track the the other kitten friend she has, Cocchi. Chi and Cocchi get into lots of trouble in this book. Chi finds out first hand how cats always land on their feet and Cocchi introduces Chi into making trouble in a shed. Chi’s adventures outside lead her to develop conjunctivitis which introduces Chi to the beloved Elizabethan Collar (wow do cats ever love those…).
I am going to be honest and say that while I still enjoy these books they are starting to loose some novelty for me. They have been somewhat less funny as Chi grows up and has to deal with real world issues (at least for a cat). Some of that might be because I have read them all back to back in a fairly short period of time. My seven year old son however, still adores these books and loves reading them a lot.
There are still some very funny things that happen in this book and I still really enjoy the lovely pastel illustrations. Chi is cute and I love watching her and Cocchi getting into trouble around the neighborhood. We see a lot less of her interaction with the Yamada family in this book and I kind of missed that.
It is kind of nice watching how both Chi and Yohey have changed as they get older.
Overall this was an entertaining installment in this series. I continue to enjoy Chi and her antics, although I found this book to be less funny than previous ones. My seven year old son still adores this series. I would recommend this manga series to those who enjoy cats and humor.