Review by Kenesha L Fowler -- Diary of a Snoopy Cat

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Kenesha L Fowler
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Review by Kenesha L Fowler -- Diary of a Snoopy Cat

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Diary of a Snoopy Cat" by R.F. Kristi.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Inca is a Siberian cat who's ambitious of becoming the world's smartest cat detective. Her chance to realise her dream comes when her doggie friend, Polo, introduces her and their other pals to Boss. Boss is a tough Rottweiler from down the street. He's worried that his favourite human, Ned, is about to lose his childhood home which he shared with Mr. Finchley, his unofficial uncle. When Mr. Finchley became ill, Cyril, his biological nephew, moved in with them. Shortly after, the old man died, and his will, which stated that the house would belong to Ned, went missing. Now, Cyril (later christened "The Stinky Porkster") is claiming the house for his own and telling Ned to move out! Having heard of their success solving a previous mystery, Boss reaches out to Inca and her buddies for help. With no hesitation, the gang leaps into action to find the missing will and stop Cyril from taking over Ned and Boss's home. Fifth in the Inca Book Series, Diary of a Snoopy Cat by R.F. Kristi is Inca's account of their exciting venture.

What I like most about this book is the characterisation. This furry squad is just brimming with personality. My favourite is Boss. His character experiences a positive change. I quite like Jorje Valle's illustrations, too; they help to bring the characters to life. I will admit to being concerned about the number of characters in this children's book, though. At times it's difficult to keep track of who's who and who's whose.

Continuing with the positives, themes such as family, friendship, teamwork, and problem solving are well depicted within the story. I also think that Inca's frank admission of wanting to be the best - and her sureness of achieving that goal - can be used to encourage children to believe in themselves.

If I have anything negative to say, it's that I'm a little bothered by the animals' unkind thoughts towards those they don't like. For example, on page 109: '"The Stinky Porkster would never bend down to check under it. Too much exercise for his fat body," I said with a sneer.' I'm not a fan of name-calling, so I don't like this tendency in the otherwise adorable creatures.

Finally, with its simple language, funny illustrations, and cute animals, children will find Diary of a Snoopy Cat delightful and entertaining. Unfortunately, there are lots of punctuation errors throughout this piece. While they don't take away from the story, the sheer number of them makes me question whether or not the book was professionally edited. For that, I subtract a point. My rating, therefore, is 3 out of 4 stars.

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Post by Miriam Molina »

I like the "who's whose." The humans take a back seat to the furry ones, though. But we have cats in the house, and I can see these felines' attitude. That's with a capital "A."

Thanks for a fun review! Meow!

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Miriam Molina wrote:
21 Jul 2020, 03:03
I like the "who's whose." The humans take a back seat to the furry ones, though. But we have cats in the house, and I can see these felines' attitude. That's with a capital "A."

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I have reviewed two of the books in this series, and I agree with you on the negative behavior of the characters. I do, however, love the illustrations.

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diana lowery wrote:
23 Jul 2020, 09:22
I have reviewed two of the books in this series, and I agree with you on the negative behavior of the characters. I do, however, love the illustrations.
I'm sorry to see the negative behaviour continues in other books in the series. The illustrations do complement the story nicely, though. Thanks so much for reading and commenting. Hope you're having a great day.
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My heroic detective cat getting Ned's home back. I truly love this series. Beautiful review.

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Adanna Inya wrote:
23 Jul 2020, 10:24
My heroic detective cat getting Ned's home back. I truly love this series. Beautiful review.
Thank you! That Inca is something else, isn't she?
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I quite like that the story-line and characters of Diary of a Snoopy Cat don't seem to be overly simplistic. Thank you for your amazingly written review!

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This is a nice series of children's book. I have reviewed one book as well. Nice review 👍👍
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Dominik_G wrote:
24 Jul 2020, 07:57
I quite like that the story-line and characters of Diary of a Snoopy Cat don't seem to be overly simplistic. Thank you for your amazingly written review!
Thank you, Dominik_G! Yes, I appreciated that too, though I imagine it might need some explaining for very little ones.
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Sushan wrote:
24 Jul 2020, 09:35
This is a nice series of children's book. I have reviewed one book as well. Nice review 👍👍
Thank you. A very nice book, indeed. And great illustrations.
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Inca, the hero detective cat is at it again. I enjoyed reading your detailed and insightful review. Good job and thanks for your recommendation.

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Seems a nice book for children, but grammar is more than ever important in this kind of book. With another round of proofreading, it could be perfect for parents who like to read with their children or as a gift to a child.
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This sounds like a very humorous book. I'd love to read it if I get the chance.
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading your review. Inca is quite a detective cat. The entire furry family seems amazing. Thanks for the review.

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