Monday, 7 March 2011

Review: I Am Tama, Lucky Cat: A Japanese Legend

I got this little book through NetGalley and I was a bit skeptical before beginning to read it. I picked it because the cover is adorable and I generally really like children's books. In a sense, I think, children's books are very honest, partially because they have to be, but also because children are a lot less complicated than adults. 

The story is actually very sweet. It's about this cat, Tama, who is taken in by a monk. This monk has had bad luck but he is very kind and always helps those in need of more. After years something happens, about which I'm  not going to tell you, that changes everything, involving this cat. 

The story is simple but it had a genuine warmth to it that I really liked. It is fun to read this story from the point of the cat and the illustrations are great. I think this book is definitely something for you if you look for a nice story to read to your children. And it's also a great way of maybe introducing them to stories from different continents in a friendly way.

I give this book...

3 Universes!!!

The reason I'm "only" giving it three universes is because it's a small book and, as it is a children's book, it isn't on the ""literary level" of other books I have reviewed. It is a really nice story though and definitely worth your time. So, what do you think??


  1. I'm such a cat lover and I was attracted to this book right away. Nice review. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  2. I also saw this book on Netgalley. I requested it and its sitting on my kindle now, eventually i will read it. I did not realize it was that short! lol! great review =3 i like sweet books.

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  4. My cats want to me read this one so will get it from the library.