FICTION

Bruno: Some of the More Interesting Days in My Life So Far

illus. by Nicolas Hubesch. 96p. Gecko. Apr. 2017. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9781776571246.
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Gr 1–3—These six short stories are about an easygoing cat named Bruno and his animal friends. They live in a city that resembles Venice but sometimes peculiar things happen to them during the day. It's a world where fish can float in the air and horses can breathe underwater. Bruno befriends "the dreaded Gerard," a wolf in need of an umbrella, and a bird who mixes up words. Bruno loves when the power goes out and makes the best of "so-so days." The tales vary in length, but many of the characters make appearances in several episodes. This continuity allows readers to see different sides of the characters' personalities. Cartoonish illustrations complement the text.
VERDICT Bruno's quirky and unpredictable adventures will keep young readers on their toes—and giggling.

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