Title: Godfrey the Cat
Genre: Children’s Book
Print Length: 23 pages
Publisher: Not Listed
Publication Date: February 12, 2018
Author: Rohit Rajan
Illustrator: Rohit Rajan
SYNOPSIS: Have you ever wondered what your cat would do when you leave your house?
Meet godfrey the cat and his effort to get his family back who went away for a brief period of time.
Children's book: Godfrey the cat is a story book for all those kids who love cats.
A Children's book suitable for children aged 3-12. A picture book that combines all the naughty things cats do in your own house.
EXTERIOR / COVER DESIGN: The cover illustration is simple, yet interesting. It has an image of an old, angry cat in front of a red background that is riddled with paw prints. The title “Godfrey the Cat” is in big, bold letters. There is no subtitle or anything that promoted a specific theme to the story, which was intriguing in itself. I immediately got a “Garfield” vibe from this cover, which made me want to read the story even more.
ILLUSTRATIONS: The illustrations in this book flowed well with the story. The illustrator seems to be very skilled in his craft and created a memorable character with Godfrey the Cat. Godfrey can easily be turned into a series that could become a favorite for young readers and also an older audience.
REVIEW: Godfrey the Cat is a story about an angry cat that always says NO when his family attempts to interact with him. In the story, the family becomes fed up with Godfrey and they leave him home alone. While Godfrey is home alone, he realizes how much he missed his family and longed for their attention. He gets very lonely and prays to the CatGod that they return home. When his prayers are answered and his family returns home, Godfrey is very playful and interactive with them.
Although the character is lovable and the concept is creative, there are some parts of the story that are confusing. There were so many questions that were left unanswered, such as why was Godfrey so angry or nonchalant (not sure which emotion he intends to portray). The author should have given the readers a little insight into why Godfrey acted the way he did at the beginning of the story or enough detail for the readers to eventually figure it out. As I mentioned before, this could easily become a series and a formal introduction to Godfrey would pave the way for the entire series.
RATING: 4 out of 5 STARS
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