Diary of a Snoopy Cat
“Diary of a Snoopy Cat” is narrated by Inca, a cat with a penchant for sleuthing. Inca is part of a large and varied pack, for want of a better word, that likes to solve mysteries.
In this installment in the series, Inca & Co. are called upon to figure out what has happened to a will. The Rottweiler down the street is worried that Ned, his favorite human, will be kicked out of the house and he’ll have to live with a much less congenial master, if the will that names Ned as the inheritor of the house isn’t found. Inca has to do some hasty problem-solving, as well as overcome her fear of the imposing Rottweiler, to solve the mystery.
“Diary of a Snoopy Cat” isn’t exactly a graphic novel, but it has lots of illustrations, and the text is in a comic-book style font. The story and language are full of gentle adolescent humor, and overall the book’s genre hovers somewhere between cozy and middle-grade mystery. It’s an entertaining read, and Inca’s feline character is captured well in her internal monologues. Recommended for middle-grade readers, or anyone looking for a short, amusing mystery story with a quirky cast of characters and some zany comic moments.