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Yotsuba&! Volume 2: 01/03/12

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Yotsuba&! Volume 2 is by Kiyohiko Azuma continues the episodic adventures of Yotsuba, her father and neighbors.

Yotsuba and her friends go to the lake to draw the wildlife. She has grand plans for drawing but she's little. So her drawing of a duck is pretty much a big scribble scrabble. She has to learn that art takes practice and her older friends are better artists than she is.

There's also a chapter called Revenge that spoofs the fear that violent TV makes children violent. Yotsuba instantly on seeing a cop show goes on a rampage, pretend killing everyone she sees. It's simultaneously cute and disturbing.

I have volume three and have been meaning to read it. Unfortunately it got pushed to the back of my bookshelf and it's taken me months to find it. I now have it and will be continuing with the series!

Five stars.

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Comment #1: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 at 12:06:13

Jeane

This caught my eye immediately because of the art incident. I went and looked on my library's catalog not very hopefully- but they have almost the entire series! That is, volumes number 1-20 with the exception of number 2. I don't get it. (I read a japanese comic series about a cat a little while ago that was missing several of the early volumes also, which annoyed me to no end). Did you review the first one here as well?



Comment #2: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 at 22:41:20

Pussreboots

I'm sorry to hear that volume 2 is missing from your library's collection. Can you get through an inter-library loan? If not, I still recommend reading the other volumes. The books are pretty episodic, so you won't miss any vital by not reading volume 2.