Happy Happy Clover 3Posted: September 14, 2009
Sayuri Tatsuyama – Viz – 2009 – 5 volumes
I don’t really have all that much to add over what I said last time about this series. It’s an all ages title, about friends of the forest-type animals (a group of four bunnies and their friends, which includes flying squirrels, falcons, foxes, and all sorts of other things). They get into various types of trouble and learn very important lessons. Or sometimes not, but all the stuff that goes on is pretty cute without being overbearing and moralistic.
The two chapters that stood out the most to me was one near the beginning where Clover believes her best friend Mallow has turned her back on her without a word and started hanging out with other people. Clover learns that you should never assume the worst about your BFF, though in this case Mallow runs away from Clover every time she sees her, so I’m not sure how that works.
The other was a fun story where Clover suddenly decides to get a board game she loaned to her friend Blackberry. The problem is that Blackberry is a bear, and she has to sneak into Blackberry’s house without waking him or his mom up. Blackberry wakes up anyway, and in order to prevent him from going berserk (I don’t know, either), they tell him he’s having a dream and play the boardgame with him. See? Very nice story.
Other themes include asking for help when you need it, avoiding procrastination since sometimes it affects others, and… uh, knowing when your neighbor has a twin that makes fun of you?
There’s lots of silly stuff here, and it’s a pretty fun all ages read. It’s not something I would ever pick up myself, but for what it is, it’s pretty fun.
This was a review copy provided by Viz.