Review for What About Neko?

Review for What About Neko?

What About Neko?, Nancy Loewen, Elisa Paganelli, Dog, Stairs, Watercan, Girl, Shadow, Window, Divorce, Family, Brother, Pets, Picture Book, Children's BookI received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

I couldn’t resist this adorable looking book when I spotted it on Netgalley. I was curious what would happen to Neko, plus the art looked so good.

I first have to get something out of my system. Who calls their dog cat? Because that is what Neko means. And yes, that is also a reason why I requested the book. 😛

Throughout the book we see how the divorce is affecting the family. We see that especially Becca has a hard time with it, though it seems she mostly cared about her dog and that her dad may forget her (he couldn’t get dogs in his apartment, which I still think is a silly rule). I could understand though, since Neko is such a big part of everyone’s life. But we also do see that Becca herself worries about her dad in general and that she misses him so much. I feel sorry for kids who have divorced parents and I am glad mine are still together. Though I do remember that I apparently (when I was a kid) used to ask my parents if they/when they would divorce given that so many kids in my class had parents who were divorced or getting divorced.

I do love the solution presented by the parents and I think that is just terrific. I am glad that the parents are still on good terms, sometimes that is not how it goes in divorces. So I was definitely smiling that these two talked and discussed and came up with this solution together. Kids happy. Neko the dog happy. Everyone happy.

I like that there is a bit more information on how to help children during the divorce process at the end with many tips and helpful hints.

The art was really pretty and I love the style.

All in all, definitely a book I would recommend.

Star rating, 4 stars

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