Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Kid Lit: Bruno
Bruno: Some of the More Interesting Days in My Life So Far by Catharina Valckx
Published on April 1, 2017.
Bruno, the cat in the checkered cap, takes life as it comes. When it's too rainy to go outside, he rustles up an inside picnic with his friends. When he meets a fish swimming in the air, he follows it. Why not! When the canary forgets how to sing and can only speak gibberish, Bruno helps out.
This book is quite peculiar. It's set up with 6 chapters - each one chronically a different day in Bruno the cat's life. The illustrations are fun, but the text is a bit hard to follow. It's almost like jumping in in the middle of a book. Parts of the story are meant to be told with the pictures, I think, but I found it distracting that the text didn't tell a complete story.
Also, since this is a rather simplistic chapter book, I thought the text should have been larger. The sentences were simple enough for an early reader to decode on his/her own, but the font was small, like a picture book.
I think children's books should be entertaining for adults as well as children, but this book seemed like one written with only kids in mind (I guess?). I didn't really care for it.
My Rating: 2 Stars