Comic Adventures of Boots (Hardcover)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374314552, 32pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2002
Madcap feline antics told ingeniously in comic-strip form
Three hilarious stories are told in graphic style in this book destined for multiple readings. The first episode finds the charismatic Boots without a place to nap on his usual wall. A bit of ingenuity and some fish biscuits are all he needs to get some room, though his scheme is certain to backfire. The second chapter has Boots enlisting the duck Madam Quark for swimming and flying lessons, with dubious results. And the pièce de résistance comes last in probably the most hilarious game of charades ever played by cats.
The entire book gleams with wit and sublime absurdity and is sure to be a family favorite.
Praise For Comic Adventures of Boots…
"Kitamura expertly storyboards the action and encloses all the written narration in conversational voice bubbles. With their big ears, dazed eyes and nonplussed expressions, his cats are anything but quick thinkers, and their neighborhood 'adventures' unfold at a leisurely pace that heightens the absurd humor." --Publishers Weekly
"[Kitamura's] books are suffused with both warmth and wit." --David Wiesner, The New York Times Book Review
"The feisty feline from A Friend of Boots and Bath-Time Boots is back, this time in three comic-strip adventures . . . The humor is simultaneously sly and outrageous even on the endpapers and in between the stories." --Starred, School Library Journal