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Japanese are hugely fond of cats. Their love for cats frequently manifests itself in literature, from the nearly century old classic ‘I Am a Cat’ by Natsume Soseki to contemporary well loved classics like ‘The Guest Cat‘ by Takashi Hiraide and ‘The Travelling Cat Chronicles‘ by Hiro Arikawa. What happens when a Japanese writer takes all the Japanese love for cats, all the adorable things about cats, and puts them in a box, and shakes the box well, and then takes the contents of the box and makes a manga comic out of it? We get ‘Chi’s Sweet Home‘ by Konami Kanata.

Chi is a kitten. One day she takes a stroll with her mom and siblings and and while returning back gets lost. A boy who passes through sits with her and later the boy and his mom decide to take Chi home. What happens to Chi after that? Does she like her new home? Is she able to live with humans? Is she able to find her real mom? The answers to these questions form the rest of the story.

I loved ‘Chi’s Sweet Home‘. It is beautiful, perfect, adorable. Konami Kanata’s watercolour illustrations are charming and beautiful and depict Chi in all her glory. If you have ever had a cat at home, you will love this book and following Chi’s adventures. This is a perfect book to gift your little one and read with her / him. I am sharing a few pages from the book in the comments so that you can see for yourself how adorable it is.

First pages

Chi plays with a shoe

Chi dreams

Have you read ‘Chi’s Sweet Home‘? What do you think about it?

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