*Mini Review* My Neighbor Totoro- Tsugiko Kubo

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One of Studio Ghibli’s most beloved classics, Totoro celebrates its 25th anniversary!

The beloved animation classic by legendary Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki, My Neighbor Totoro is now retold in novel form. This prestige, hardcover edition features original illustrations by Miyazaki himself, accompanying a story written by veteran children’s book author Tsugiko Kubo. Sure to delight both existing fans and new readers! Eleven-year-old Satsuki and her sassy little sister Mei have moved to the country to be closer to their ailing mother. While their father is working, the girls explore their sprawling old house and the forest and fields that surround it. Soon, Satsuki and Mei discover Totoro, a magical forest spirit who takes them on fantastic adventures through the trees and the clouds–and teaches them a lesson about trusting one another.


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My Review

“Try Laughing. Then Whatever Scares You Will Go Away.”

My first experience with Totoro was when I spotted a big plushie at a store in my hometown. He just sat there looking super adorable and I had to have it. Was hooked ever since. I absolutely love Totoro.

This made me reminisce about my childhood. About how innocent and pure life was. That I could use my imagination to create anything and just live a happy and carefree life. Totoro brings out the best in everyone. It was a touching and sweet book. I’m glad to have it in my collection.


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