Bruno: Some of the More Interesting Days in My Life So Far
This is a story about Bruno the cat and his outrageous adventures. Each chapter is a new day and tells what Bruno and his friends did that day. The chapters weren’t at all connected, so it didn’t make sense to me. It’s a kind of weird world in the first chapter, but then everything gets back to normal.
I did, however, really like the character Tweetie, who was a yellow canary. Tweetie gets his words mixed up, and I thought that was very funny. The pictures helped me get to know the characters more. I especially liked when Bruno and most of his friends were playing on the elevators and you get to see all the animals.
The book is pretty unique, so I can’t compare it to any other books or graphic novels I’ve read. I really appreciate that the text is small because it is more like the chapter books I am used to, so it feels more comfortable. Some people might not like that they use the word “stupid,” but it didn’t bother me that much.
I think four- to eight-year-olds might like this book, although 8-year-olds might lose interest later on in the book as not a lot happens. There isn’t a lot of action, except in the first chapter when Bruno meets a fish flying through the air.
Catharina Valckx • Nicolas Hubesch, Illustrator