Batula by Marco Cinello
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The Plot – Livington is a normal and ordinary fruit bat that lives with others fruit bats and it’s not happy with who he is.
He wants to be different and cool and to get the girl he wants for once. So he goes far from his safe little home and get what he wanted, but what he wanted turns out is not exactly what he expected to be. He is now different from the others and the girl of his dreams noticed him for the first time. What’s the problem? Being different turns out not such a great thing after all. So now he has to learn to live with this new person he turned out to be.
The Characters – This is a children’s book, so there’s not much details, but we see the important stuff.
The Writing – This is a comic, so we don’t get to see all that much of the writing, but I liked what I did see.
Considerations – I get that this book is supposed to be all “be happy with who you are” and “Acceptance can make you look cool.” But, even though this book is sweet and the drawings are really cute, I think the whole hero stuff is a little too much.
No, I’m not the Grinch, thanx for asking, BTW. I’m just saying, just because the guy did something good and accept who he is, this is real world and we must know that people will not become all nice to you forever. Sooner or later, the horns will show and you’ll have to deal with it. Don’t lay your worth in the hands of others, that’s all I’m saying.
Over all, this book is cool and at least tries to give a positive message to the kids.
*An ARC was kindly provided by the publisher. But this in no way influenced my views on this book. This is my honest review.*
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