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What's Michael?, Vol. 5: Michael's Favorite Spot (What's Michael? #5)

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What's Michael? Vol. 5: Michael's Favorite SpotWinner of a New York Library Book Award and a Parents' Choice Award and described by Wizard magazine as "Japan's version of Garfield, Heathcliff, and Krazy Kat all rolled into one," What's Michael? is one of mange's most delightful exports to the States, a one-of-a-kind blend of screwball fantasy mixed with slice-of-life hilar ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published November 30th 2001 by Dark Horse
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Jan 02, 2015 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who enjoy reading graphic novels
This is the fifth book in the What's Michael? series by Makoto Kobayashi, but the first we've read. We happened upon this series at our local library, and since we liked the Chi'ls Sweet Home series, we figured we'd like this one, too.

The book is a collection of humorous short stories that offer a mix of pop culture references and social commentary.

It's fun to read about the different cat behaviors and we can all relate to their antics from observing our own cats. We all took turns reading this
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Funnier than Garfield
Clarissa
Offbeat humor--or at least, that's how it comes across to non-Japanese people, and thus it's not to everyone's taste. But Kobayashi knows cats and people well, which is why it comes off as hilarious to me. This volume includes human and feline thieves, yakuza, and Catzilla, an overly-beefy kitty who can be a little inconvenient on the dinner table.
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Makoto Kobayashi (小林 まこと Kobayashi Makoto) is a Japanese manga artist that is best known for his unusual drawing style. One of his most well known manga is "What's Michael?", a manga about a curious orange cat and his many adventures that is often compared with Garfield. His earliest work is "Grapple Three Brothers", which won the Shōnen magazine New manga artist award. He has twice won the Kodans ...more
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Other Books in the Series

What's Michael? (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • What's Michael?, Vol. 1: Michael's Album
  • What's Michael?, Vol. 2: Living Together
  • What's Michael?, Vol. 3: Off the Deep End
  • What's Michael?, Vol. 4: Michael's Mambo
  • What's Michael?, Vol. 6: A Hard Day's Life
  • What's Michael?, Vol. 7: Fat Cat in the City
  • What's Michael?, Vol. 8: Show Time
  • What's Michael?, Vol. 9: The Ideal Cat
  • What's Michael?, Vol. 10: Sleepless Nights
  • What's Michael?, Vol. 11: Planet of the Cats
What's Michael?, Vol. 1: Michael's Album What's Michael?, Vol. 6: A Hard Day's Life What's Michael?, Vol. 10: Sleepless Nights What's Michael?, Vol. 7: Fat Cat in the City What's Michael?, Vol. 3: Off the Deep End

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