While the superstitious Chinese believes that cats brings nothing but sheer bad luck, the Japanese believes otherwise. As you all probably know. I have the same opinion as the Japanese, for without my pet cat, Meow Meow, my family and I would have not survived the fire back then in 2009. She’s our little guardian angel, and she brought so much joy and happiness in our life.
I couldn’t resist it when I saw this book for review in Netgalley. I requested it immediately. I didn’t regret requesting this book, though I was not expecting it to be children’s fiction.
The book tells the story of Tama, a lucky cat. It’s short and sweet. Merely 18 pages, and it’s beautifully illustrated. The book is well researched and portrays Japanese culture and folklore in a rather believable and realistic manner.
I rate this book 3.5 out of 5 stars. Improvements ought to be made for the fonts. I thought it would be better if the fonts used is bigger if the book is targeted at young readers.
Below is the information for the book:
Author: Wendy Henrichs
Title: I Am Tama, Lucky Cat
SubTitle: A Japanese Legend
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
Pub Date: 1st August 2013
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I received this digital ARC from Peachtree Publishers via Netgalley. I was compensated in any ways for writing this review.