As the stray kitten turns up on an unsuspecting Hina’s doorstep, she and her mother take pity on this lone feline and invite it in to their home.
Her style is unlike anything we’ve experienced before. The use of very definite, raw brushstrokes, coupled with scratchy linear strokes make for an engaging and compelling read.
The way in which Sakai illustrates is complemented by her use of narrative. She writes in a very honest and matter of fact style, there is no sickliness or over sentimental language.
In this tale of abiding love and the fear of losing what we hold dear, this picture book is bound to become a staple on bookshelves everywhere.