Title: Brina The Cat: The Gang of the Feline Sun
Author: Giorgio Salati
Illustrator: Christian Cornia
Publication Date: 14th January 2020
Category: Children’s fiction
Genre: Graphic novel
Synopsis: Brina, a city cat, moved to the mountains with the owners for a summer holiday. Here she meets some stray cats who call themselves “The Gang of the Feline Sun”. The new friends convince her to escape her owners and become a free cat. But while Brina enjoys her newfound freedom and all the new types of delectable bugs the countryside has to offer, her young owners are panicking over losing her, a member of their family. Brina must make a choice to live with her owners, where it’s safe (but confined) or go in the wilderness. A heartwarming tender cat tale.
Format: eARC courtesy of Net Galley
Disclaimer: I received an e-Advanced Reader Copy of Tweet Cute from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This has no way impacted my thoughts.
Rating: 4/5 stars
Who doesn’t love a story about animals?
Brina is a city cat, who has gone on a summer holiday with her humans to the mountains. Brina wants to explore her new surroundings, and upon her travels, she discovers other cats. Specifically one cat, the leader of “The Gang of the Feline Sun”, Vespucci, who wants to ‘liberate’ Brina from her humans and show her what it’s like to be a real cat.
For Brina, who was born on a farm, this sounds like a wonderful idea – she can be free to explore all she wants, and she has other cats to do it with.
On the flip side, her humans Margret and Sam, are worried out of their minds looking for her when she goes missing.
This is a story about humans and animals. It’s touching in parts – knowing what lengths humans will go to for their animals. But it also touches on the darker side of what can happen to cats when a human deems there to be ‘too many’ in a litter.
The art work in this novel was so very beautifully done, and I think any younger child would really love the illustrations as well as the story line itself.
I’m intrigued to see what adventures Brina goes on next!