In a pet store in Japan, many of the young, adorable kittens are quickly adopted, leaving behind the lovable, fluffy, slightly older cat, whose sad eyes beg for a new owner to come adopt him. Kanda, a recent widower, adopts the big guy and provides a loving home for him. Kanda names him Fukumaru, a combination of the words for "luck" and "happiness" in Japanese. Fukumaru is so grateful that he has been adopted that he tries to go into every room with Kanda, which is normally fine until Fukumaru tries to go in the shower with him. He realizes the hard way that there are some places they cannot be together.
Square Enix rates this for All Ages, but I would caution against some of the lower elementary grades where students wouldn't have experience with death or family estrangement (which happens later in the series).
Sara's Rating: 9/10
Suitability Level: Grades 4-12
Publisher: Square Enix
Publication Date: February 11, 2020
ISBN: 9781646090266 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: Elementary School, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Manga, Slice Of Life, Iyashikei
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