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Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 5 (Chi's Sweet Home / チーズスイートホーム #5)

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Chi is a mischievous newborn kitten who on a leisurely stroll with her family finds herself lost and alone. Separated from the warmth and protection of her mother, desperately attempts to reunite with her family of feral cats. When the kitten feels all hope is lost, she is found in a park by a young boy named Yohei and his mother. Every moment of their daily life together ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published February 22nd 2011 by Vertical (first published April 23rd 2008)
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Nicola Mansfield
Feb 01, 2014 Nicola Mansfield rated it really liked it
More of the same and that's a good thing. The quality of this series continues and expectations are met. Chis is still getting used to her new home and now she ventures off out into the world from this new home for the first time. Rather than cute, funny episodes; this time Chi has some shocks, scares and wonders at new unusual things as she gets used to the world around her. Not laugh out loud funny this time but more endearing as we react to Chi's feline nature and reactions to the human world ...more
Karissa
Mar 23, 2014 Karissa rated it it was amazing
This is the fifth volume in Chi’s Sweet Home. It was just as cute, funny, and family friendly as the previous four volumes. My whole family reads this series together and this is one of my 7 year old son’s absolutely favorite series of books right now.

Chi is still getting settled in to her new home. There are other pets there but they seem to be content with their lots in life. Chi explores the mysterious upstairs of the apartment, ransacks Mr. Yamada’s office, and then goes on a tour of the nei
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Dolly
Feb 25, 2014 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: children who enjoy reading graphic novels
This is the fifth book in the Chi's Sweet Home series. I'm starting to get invested in the characters and was thrilled to see Blackie's return.

I like that we get to know other cats in the neighborhood and discover where Chi's mother lives. I liked the diagram of the neighborhood at the end of the story so the reader can the see the extent of Chi's adventures.

Chi becomes a bit more bold in this tale and explores outside of the confines of the family's yard. I liked that the other cats were will
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Sian Lile-Pastore
Dec 03, 2012 Sian Lile-Pastore rated it it was amazing
more cuteness from chi. she moves house, she gets her fur brushed, she thinks about her mama and does cute face.
Laurel Bradshaw
Aug 31, 2015 Laurel Bradshaw rated it really liked it
Yes, I'm still hooked on these. The drawings are delightful, and I've said before that she really captures the essence of cats. Chi looks an awful lot like my Gwen. The only difference is that my cats are indoor-only cats, and Chi goes wandering outside and gets lost and needs help finding her way home. Along the way she makes friends with Auntie Calico, and reunites with her old friend Blackie. We also get a foreshadowing that there might be a reunion with her mama and siblings in a future volu ...more
Loren
May 11, 2011 Loren rated it it was amazing
I can't get enough of little Chi!
Luke
Mar 10, 2014 Luke rated it really liked it
Oh my goodness this was SOOOOOOOO CUTE! I didn't know there were other books, mom got this one at Genericon but I don't think it matters that I read book five first. The book, the whole thing, is simply about a really cute kitten going about their life and exploring and meeting neighbors. Yet somehow, even though nothing really happens, you fall in love with Chi, I just want to give her a big hug! (I think it's a her) Anyway I recommend it for any age and for people who like really light cute ma ...more
Kate
Sep 06, 2011 Kate rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-comic
Chi's Sweet Home Vol 1- 5 by Kanata Konami.
Children's Comic

Chi is a mischievous newborn kitten who, while on a leisurely stroll with her family, finds herself lost. Separated from the warmth and protection of her mother, feels distraught. Overcome with loneliness she breaks into tears in a large urban park meadow., when she is suddenly rescued by a young boy named Yohei and his mother. The kitty is then quickly and quietly whisked away into the warm and inviting Yamada family apartment...where p
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MissAnnThrope
30 April 2013

YAY!!!
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Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 5 is full of new outdoor adventures for the mischievous little Chi. Her wide-eyed curiosity and innocence always brings me great cheer. I love
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Christyn
Everyday is an adventure for Chi as she explores her new home, neighborhood, meeting new animals, dealing with and learning new things, scares and situations. It was adorable, as usual. What is different in this one is that we get a glimpse of Chi's original family (who may actually be looking for her - which could lead to a new story arc, so to speak. We also see the return of a wonderful old friend. So a great deal of fun (with the potential of more "drama" to come).
Round Lake Area Library Youth Services Department
Overall this is a great series that is full of color and fun. There is not an abundance of text so it will not be intimidating for beginning chapter book readers. The illustrations help with some of the context of the words. While some of the words may be a little more difficult overall the stories are simple with very short chapters. A cute story that kids will enjoy.
Mayda
May 14, 2015 Mayda rated it it was amazing
Chi is a born explorer! But exploring leads to trouble, of course. Chi can find more ways than your average cat to get herself into trouble. But whether is it getting lost in the park, getting stuck on sticky tape, avoiding the “barks” or making new friends, Chi is entertaining. This series is delightful from beginning to end.
Kenza
Jan 25, 2014 Kenza rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Love the innoncence of Chi, it is adorable, the graphisme is adorable ahhh THIS SERIE IS ADORABLE !

In this volume we are with Chi and her crazy adventures all around her "town".
Excited to know when Chi will know more about her mother ^_^
It's a really good manga for 7-12 girls and cat owners!
Lisa
Jul 18, 2014 Lisa rated it really liked it
I think the person that does these books must have a cat because the cat is adorable and the antics are typical for new kittens
Saoirse
Un peu moins intéressant que le précédent mais dans ce volume, Chi retrouve un vieil ami!
Raechel
Sep 15, 2014 Raechel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, kids
Chi continues to grow and explore. She meets a new cat and seems to have forgotten her mother!!
Dolores
Mar 13, 2016 Dolores rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
The tape scene is the funniest ever.
Nada
Mar 07, 2014 Nada rated it really liked it
Kuroi is back! hooray!!
Rebecca
Aug 30, 2014 Rebecca rated it liked it
Very cute, but a little too young for me.
Philippe Lhoste
Chi, le bébé chatte, continue son exploration du monde (son appart, les environs immédiats...) après le déménagement de ses maîtres. Sous forme de petites saynètes (des "chat pitres") formant une trame générale, on a des tranches de vie de chat.
Pas vraiment passionnant, mais amusant, léger. Et montrant une excellente observation des mœurs de nos félidés familiers.
Joli dessin, tout en couleurs pastel (rate au pays des manga !), expressif.
Samantha
Aug 29, 2013 Samantha rated it it was ok
Shelves: cats, kids-comics, funny
Readers get more of a view of Chi and her family's neighborhood as Chi spends most of the book exploring the great outdoors. She meets up with Blackie again and finds her old apartment. She even almost reunites with her mother and siblings.

A great series for pet lovers of all ages.
Amy
Dec 24, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it
Shelves: j-fiction, 2012
I love Alice, the Scottish Fold cat.

So many fun moments in this, like Chi getting tape stuck to her and trying to get it off, and discovering how the cat flap works. Every day is an adventure for her.

These books really seem to have hit their stride and are really enjoyable.
Ashley D--
Oct 02, 2012 Ashley D-- rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids-novels, manga
Great new characters, and a fantastic twist to be used for future happy/sad moments! I appreciated the map. This volume made me laugh out loud the hardest(view spoiler). The series continues to be cute.
Stewart Tame
Jun 07, 2013 Stewart Tame rated it liked it
Still fun. Kanata has a keen eye for cat behavior and her cats manage to be cute without being cloyingly so. Also in this volume we get a map of Chi's neighborhood which is nice. I like being able to see where the buildings are in relation to each other.
Monicaaa
Feb 19, 2016 Monicaaa rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
I like how there's an underlying theme in the books aka Chi not knowing who her mama is. I enjoy this series. It's light. It's sweet. It's adorable. Yet there is nothing memorable or hugely detailed about it. Just a fun, light read really.
Anne
Mar 13, 2016 Anne rated it really liked it
Although the story line does progress, most of these books are pretty much the same. Cute kitten does cute stuff. Perfect for an overtired brain right before going to sleep. There is comfort in repetition.
Melainebooks
Oct 06, 2011 Melainebooks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Chi découvre son nouvel environnement, ce fait une amie, retrouve Noiraud et se rapproche sans le savoir de sa mère.
L'épisode de la découverte de l'utilisation de la chatière est trop mignon ;)
Selena
Jan 06, 2012 Selena rated it it was amazing
Can Chi get any cuter? Apparently so.

With each volume, Chi just gets more and more adorable.

And this volume comes with more cats than ever before! And a few reappearances.
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Konami Kanata (jp. こなみ かなた, Kanata Konami; born 3 July 1958, Nagano) is a Japanese cartoonist best known for her cat characters Chi's Sweet Home.
Her works revolves around the daily life of house cats.

She went to Futaba-Kōtō Academy in Suwa, Nagano Perfecture. Her first published manga as a profesional manga-ka was the short story Puchi Neko Jamu Jamu in Nakayoshi Manga Magazine in 1982. The magazi
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Other Books in the Series

Chi's Sweet Home / チーズスイートホーム (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 1
  • Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 2
  • Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 3
  • Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 4
  • Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 6
  • Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 7
  • Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 8
  • Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 9
  • Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 10
  • Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 11

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