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Wednesday 3 June 2020

Review: Coco: Big City Kitty

Coco, the star of Coco: Big City Kitty, is a kitten who loves activity and hustle and bustle.

Coco also loves the colour pink, clouds, rainbows, fireworks, making things, and drinking kittycinios. She doesn't like bugs or butterflies, or any kind of creepy crawly.

She's also a listmaker. Coco makes lists of things to do, things that make her smile, cities she wants to visit, and lots more. 

Perhaps more than anything, Coco loves the city, which is full of colour and movement, with people everywhere.

When Coco's parents announce that they will be moving from their apartment on Meowington Avenue in the city, Coco is devastated. Why would she want to move to the country?

Coco doesn't look forward to leaving the big city at all, until she discovers the country has something that she loves.

In Coco, Laura Bunting has created a larger than life character whose characteristics some readers may recognise in people they know. Nicky Johnston's gorgeous illustrations are full of details and imbued with Coco's favourite colour, pink and full of positivity.

Coco is a kitten bound to be loved by young readers who love the things she does, and Coco: Big City Kitty would make a perfect gift.

Download some printable Coco activities here.

Title: Coco: Big City Kitty
Author: Laura Bunting
Illustrator: Nicky Johnston
Publisher: Scholastic Australia, $17.99
Publication Date: June 2020
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781743834602
For ages:  4+
Type: Picture book