Book Genre: Middle Grade, Graphic Novel, Comic, Cats, Humor
Book Series: Catstronauts #1
Released: 4/18/17 by Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 160 Price: $16.99 Hardcover
Source: I borrowed this book from my library
CatStronauts, you are needed!
When the world is thrust into darkness due to a global energy shortage, the Worlds Best Scientist comes up with a bold plan to set up a solar power plant on the moon. But someone has to go up there to set it up, and that adventure falls to the CatStronauts, the best space cats on the planet! Meet the fearless commander Major Meowser, brave-but-hungry pilot Waffles, genius technician and inventor Blanket, and quick thinking science officer Pom Pom on their most important mission yet!
Not the typical type of book that I review on this blog but it was new book day at the library and the first couple of pages of this one made me chuckle so I decided to check it out.
I was actually the one that suggested this title be added to the catalog where I work. Cat books have been fairly popular with this age group and I thought the premise sounded cute.
First impressions turned out to be spot on as this was a charming read that tackles quite a serious topic of renewable energy. The gags were cute and each catstronaut had a unique personality quirk that carried through the book. The artwork is well done and I made sure to pay attention to what was going on in the background imagery and not just read the text which I tend to do with graphic novels. I did catch a few clever details that I would have missed had I not been forcing myself to pay attention. I’m still pretty new to the graphic novel scene so cut me some slack…
Anyway, I’m glad I suggested this book to our library and look forward to my young patrons discovering a new series.
My Rating: 3 Stars