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Comments for Little Bo in Italy

Little Bo in Italy: 03/24/14

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Little Bo in Italy by Julie Andrews Edwards is the third Little Bo book. There's a fourth book, Little Bo in London.

In Little Bo in Italy Bo and Billie and the rest of the crew are on a tour of the European waterways. They eventually land in Rome where Bo is separated from Billie and is taken in by the Coliseum cats.

The plot is very similar to Madeline and the Cats of Rome by John Bemelmans Marciano. Part of that is of course due to the location and the well known feral cat population. Another part is the desire for a happy ending in a children's book. Of course, this time, the feral cat story is written from a cat's point of view.

The journey to Rome also gives Bo a chance to reunite with another of her long lost siblings. She also meets up with a sibling in Little Bo in France.

I like where the series is going. I think Edwards has found her voice and the characters have settled into the world she has created for them.

Four stars

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