Totchili, a young Mexican boy, loves hats, samurai, and really wants a Liberian pygmy hippopotamus for a pet. It is through his unique, yet sometimes obscure, observations that reveal Totchili does not have a normal family.
Villalobos has constructed a complete and fascinating world within only 70 pages. In Totchili, Down the Rabbit Hole has a clear voice that leads the story into grey areas without losing focus of how a young boy would act, for example, if he found out that his father had been lying to him. An extremely enjoyable, quick, read that definitely deserves more than one reading.