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As I reviewed Ninja Cat I saw Lando learn to let his friends make their own decisions. Lando also learned some secrets of his past, allowing him to be the Ninja Cat that he needed to be.
What I am Reviewing
The story tells of a mischievous cat named Lando who lives alone in the big city and hangs out with friendly humans as well as the City Crew―his diverse team of animal friends. The Crew gets into a heap of trouble after borrowing money from the notorious Loan Shark to buy a big TV, gaming console, video games and, of course, a mountain of snacks they immediately devoured―but now it’s time to pay him back. With no money, and the interest mounting, they have no clue how they’re going to do it…
Ninja Cat: Whiskers of Choice is written by Justin and Corrigan and is independently published. Reviewed for Ascot Media. A soft cover book of 144 pages. Topics in clue money, loan sharks, interest rates, and crime.
Details for Ninja Cat
Conversation and black/white images fill the pages of this 144 page book. The writing is rough, and appears (at least to me) like it’s a first draft. Varying sizes in print, with the appearance of being done in pencil. The drawings are unsophisticated and fairly basic. I suppose that is to be expected as they are all done by an 11 year old lad.
We are introduced to all the characters and the various bands they are part of. We have pond patrol, city crew, street gang, and loan shark. In their introductions we discover their strengths and weaknesses.
As the story progresses we see not only Lando, the ninja cat, develop new skills but also the members of the city crew as well. We see them overcome obstacles before the story is finished. This is good, it’s great to see progression in characters.
Can I recommend Ninja Cat to you? That’s a tough question for me with Ninja Cat: Whiskers of Choice.
I understood the following
- the gangs
- the loan shark and the precarious position he put people in
- fulfilling a debt and the pressure it placed
I didn’t understand the position of Lando and his ninja cat skills.
The mixed up jumble of graphics, poorly written storyline and characters made the story difficult to comprehend. I kept expecting the story to go in one direction, and then it would twist and go into another direction. In the end it didn’t seem like the majority of characters made wise decisions. In the end Lando (Ninja cat) helped his friends accomplish their mission.
ERGO, I am hesitant to recommend it.