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Title:
Naughty kitty
Author:
Stower, Adam, author, illustrator.
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2014.

©2012
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
Lily learns that kitties can be almost as much trouble as dogs--but they can also be very comforting.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 560 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.2 0.5 167853.
ISBN:
9780545576048
Format :
Book

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Summary

NAUGHTY KITTY is the cute, cuddly, and funny follow-up title to Adam Stower's SILLY DOGGY!

When Lily is finally allowed to have her very own kitten, strange things are afoot. Lily's brand new, teeny-tiny Kitty shouldn't be any trouble at all, but as soon as Lily leaves Kitty alone, hilarious hijinks are always around the corner.

Kitty ruins the kitchen, Kitty ruins the den. And we won't talk about what Kitty did to the rug. (Ugg!) Could it be that someone or something else is to blame for Kitty's wild behavior?

A loveable story that will have kids laughing out loud, NAUGHTY KITTY is a classic tale of mistaken cat-tastophies that makes for a roaringly purr-fect read.


Author Notes

Adam Stower received a first class honours degree in illustration from Norwich School of Art and Design and a Masters degree in narrative illustration from the University of Brighton. He wrote and illustrated SLAM!, which won the Norfolk Library Silver Award for Children's Books.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Oh, the injustice! Poor Kitty is minding his own business, being a good boy, when an escaped tiger comes to the house and makes a terrible mess. Kitty's owner, Lily, originally wanted a dog, but she is happy with her adorable and seemingly no-fuss cat. So she is not at all amused by the work her naughty kitty is creating for her. But readers will be much amused as the story plays out like a scene from a British pantomime. The signs are everywhere for Lily to see the truth; the escaped tiger is headline news in the paper lying on the kitchen table, as well as on the television. Not to mention the poorly camouflaged tiger, which Lily would see if she simply turned around and looked behind her. This companion to Silly Doggy! (2012) continues the idea of mistaken identity. Kitty's passivity in the face of blame is as amusing as the havoc the tiger is wreaking in his name. A punch line of an ending indicates that Kitty might yet have some explaining to do.--Dean, Kara Copyright 2014 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Animal-loving Lily returns in this rambunctious follow-up to 2012's Silly Doggy!, in which she mistook an escaped bear for a much-wanted dog. This story also involves a zoo escapee-a tiger-but Stower doesn't rehash the plot: Lily is oblivious to the animal's presence. As she leaves her new pet Kitty alone to eat, readers see an enormous tiger skulking in through the kitchen door. The animal raids the fridge and makes a colossal mess while Kitty looks on in alarm. Charm and humor radiate from Stower's full-page and spot art, revealing the tiger just out of Lily's sight while she chastises Kitty for a string of debacles. "I still don't know how you stole all my sausages!" complains Lily in one scene, wagging her finger at Kitty with one hand while inadvertently feeding the slavering tiger behind her back with the other. The author executes the reader-knows-more-than-protagonist conceit with style, and Lily's failure to notice that her backyard is filled with even more zoo runaways offers a hint of misadventures still to come. Ages 3-5. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-In this follow-up to Silly Doggy (Orchard, 2011), Lily's mom gives her skeptical daughter a fluffy little kitten instead of a long-hoped-for pooch. The child admonishes her new pet to behave and not make a mess, but each time she leaves kitty alone, she discovers chaotic mayhem upon her return. What Lily doesn't know but readers can clearly see is that the havoc is being wreaked by a huge tiger that hides whenever Lily comes near (the endpapers alert them to his escape from the zoo). The commotion appears to abate when the tiger follows a neighbor's dog, sporting a tiger-striped sweater. The book ends with a promise of more misadventures as a zoofull of animals cavorts, unbeknownst to Lily, in her backyard. The cartoon watercolor-and-ink illustrations use a combination of spreads and small vignettes to capture both the disasters caused by the tiger and the tenderness of Lily's acceptance of her kitten. Children will enjoy the jokes and spotting the tiger lurking, while adults will appreciate the goofy endpaper news items that reveal more about the story beyond its ending.-Marge Loch-Wouters, La Crosse Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.