Catlumbus by Franny Plaia & Illustrated by Katya Galkina - Book Review

Tuesday, April 18, 2023


image showing a blue background and the cover of the book titled Catlumbus by Franny Plaia

*I received an e-ARC of this book. All opinions are my own.*

After discovering a treasure map, Catlumbus embarks on a quest that results in friendship.

I really enjoyed this book. The idea of a sailing cat is cute, and I adore the illustrations. The ending felt a little rushed, and then, of course, there's the elephant in the room. Taking inspiration from Christopher Columbus for the name of the lead cat in this day and age was a mistake. If you are going to use something from the past as inspiration, you really need to do research first.  The name Columbus is now associated with colonization, slavery, and genocide. It's important to be mindful of the historical context when naming characters or things.

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 3/5

Book & Author Information: Goodreads, Storygraph

Published: February 7, 2023

Franny Plaia: Goodreads

Katya Galkina: Goodreads

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