GIRL MEETS CAT by Christophe Cazenove


From the "Cat & Cat" series, volume 1
by & ; illustrated by ; translated by
Age Range: 7 - 10
Email this review


Move over Garfield, there is a sassy new orange kitty in town.

In this abundantly cute French import, Cat, a young girl with gravity-defying salmon-hued pigtails, lives with her single father and their mischievous, apricot-striped cat, Sushi. As seen in a series of rib-tickling, mostly one-page vignettes, Sushi engages in all the lovably predictable kitty behavior feline aficionados would expect: scratching up the walls and curtains and commandeering the best seat in the house. In one memorable episode, Cat tries unsuccessfully to keep Sushi from clawing the carpet and consequently angering her father, so she conspicuously rearranges the room to hide the offending spots, leaving the living room in comic disarray. Each graphic-format page is styled with small, mostly borderless bubblelike panels and relies on a barrage of episodic sight gags with a high-energy palette of sugary pinks, cheerful blues, and citrusy greens. Imagination runs unfettered, from both Cat’s and Sushi’s perspectives. Sushi is an indoor cat (with only the occasional jaunt through his cat door), so most of his adventures are rather insular and almost exclusively involve only Cat and her father, who are both white. The few additional humans depicted are mostly white and usually slender.

Cat fans should find plenty to purr about. (Graphic fiction. 7-10)

Pub Date: Feb. 11th, 2020
ISBN: 978-1-5458-0427-8
Page count: 96pp
Publisher: Papercutz
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 2019


Children"I KNEW I'D MEET YOU" by Patricia  Lyfoung
by Patricia Lyfoung
ChildrenTHE BIG BAD FOX by Benjamin Renner
by Benjamin Renner
ChildrenPETER AND THE WOLF by Miguelanxo Prado
by Miguelanxo Prado