Monday 28 February 2022



Kiki's Delivery ServiceKiki's Delivery Service by Eiko Kadono
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hayao Miyazaki's Kiki's Delivery Service is one of my comfort movies. A movie I've watched countless of times and always look forward to watching again because I love it so much. And to be honest, I didn't know it was a book first... but when I found out, I couldn't wait to check it out.

Kiki is a witch with a black cat called Jiji. She lives in a small town, but when she comes of age, she has to fly out into the world to find her own place. She's determined to go somewhere near the sea, which makes Koriko the perfect place to settle...

Oh, this is such a wonderful story. As beautiful as the movie, yet very different. A lot of Kiki and Jiji's adventures are completely different, but still serve the same purpose. One thing they both share is Kiki's innocence, kindness and goodness. How she looks at the world with such enthusiasm and willingness to help those who need her. This version of Kiki is also a little more playful.

Just like the movie, Jiji is really cheeky. I love this kitty's attitude, and how he adapts so easily to every new human they meet. Together, they make an awesome team.

I absolutely LOVED this witchy tale, and the physical book is beautiful. The cover is adorable and vibrant. The black and white illustrations throughout really complement the lovely words.

There's SO much beauty in this book. 🖤

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