Reading Level: All Ages
Length: 169 pages
Publisher: Vertical Comics
Release Date: February 23, 2016
Stand Alone or Series: Stand Alone
Rating: 4/5 stars
“From the author of the New York Times manga best seller Chi’s Sweet Home comes a delightful series of vignettes in the life of a kitten and her doting owner. To a young kitten, even the most mundane things appear fresh and exciting (and sometimes unpleasant or scary). Join FukuFuku on her journey and rediscover the world from a tiny cat’s point of view.”
This was a cute manga that is a collection of tales about a small kitten Fuku Fuku, who is adopted by an older woman. The illustration is well done but I missed the pastel colors that were present in Chi’s Sweet Home (this whole manga was in black and white).
While I didn’t enjoy this as much as Chi’s Sweet Home, it was still a quick, cute and fun read. There are some laugh out loud scenes in here.
We actually got this manga for my 9 year old son who adores Chi’s Sweet Home. He also loved this book, but thought Chi’s Sweet Home was much better as well.
I think part of the issue with Fuku Fuku is that the majority of the book is about fairly simple interactions between the older woman and Fuku Fuku. Fuku Fuku does meet some other cats toward the end of the book and that makes things more interesting. However, me and my son both missed the whole family dynamic that was present in Chi’s Sweet Home.
Overall this is a cute manga that is appropriate for all ages and will be of interest to cat lovers out there. It’s not as engaging and interesting as Chi’s Sweet Home was but there are some laugh out loud scenes between Fuku Fuku and her owner. I would definitely recommend as a great starting manga for young kids who love cats.