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Coco: Big City Kitty by Laura Bunting, illustrated by Nicky Johnston

Coco: Big City KittyA review by Emma Streeton

Once there was a small kitty called Coco. Coco lived on the top floor of the tallest building on Meowington Avenue. She filled her days with action, excitement, noise and activity. And nothing made Coco happier than being a Big City Kitty. What if this city living was about to come to an end? How would Coco feel then? Pick up this book, join Coco and find out.

New Series

This is the first book in a new series by Laura Bunting aimed at capturing the hearts of young girls. My littlest bookworm and I enjoyed this book together. Coco captivated both our hearts.

The verdict

Nicky Johnston beautifully illustrated Coco’s story. The colorful yet simple images just leap off the page and make you want to absorb every single detail. I am a bit of a sucker for gorgeous picture books. Coco certainly grabbed my attention, as well as that of my bookworm. After reading the book together, my little reader was happy to flick through and read it independently. Bunting has clearly got herself a fan in our house.

The story was equally as delightful as the pictures. Bunting explores important themes. The importance of home for a youngster and the difficulties that unexpected change can bring about. Let’s face it not many of us embrace change and uncertainty very well. Coco is just the same.

A really gorgeous book to enjoy with your little lady bookworms. If you like pretty picture books, you will not be disappointed.

Book details

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
ISBN: 9781743834602
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Format: hardcover, 48 pages
Released: 2020
Category: children, picture book

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


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