Picture Purrfect Kittens: 06/23/08
Picture Purrfect Kittens is on Sean and Harriet's short list of favorite stories. It was originally published in Japan as Boku no sagashimono in 1991 and translated into English in 1993.
In the English translation, an artist leaves an illustration of a kitten unfinished overnight. The drawing is so realistic that he comes to life on his paper and has a series of adventures in a large metropolitan area that could be almost any city in the world. In the morning, the artist finds his drawing altered by the kitten's overnight adventures.
The story depends on the realism of the illustrations. Masaru Mizobuti's drawings are amazing. Sometimes we just enjoy the drawings instead of reading the story.
Sean likes the magic of the story while Harriet loves the realistically drawn kittens.