Naughty Kitty!, by Adam Stower | Book Review
Tenley Peck | The Children’s Book Review | November 9, 2014
By Adam Stower
Age Range: 3-8 years
Hardcover: 32 pages
Age Range: 3-8 years
Publisher: Orchard Books (2014)
What to expect: Kitties, Laughs, and Lurking Tigers
Adam Stower follows up his Silly Doggy! book with another winner, Naughty Kitty! A little girl, named Lily, wants a dog, but her mom gets her a kitty instead because they are “less work.” Much to Lily’s surprise, the “little kitty” starts causing serious havoc and earns the nickname, “Naughty Kitty”. However, she doesn’t realize that it isn’t her little kitty causing all of the trouble, but rather a tiger. If your child reads this book in sequence, they may remember, that at the end of Silly Doggy!, they adopt a tiger; however, this is still a great read that will cause many laughs.
This hilarious book allows the reader to see the tiger causing all of the problems, even though the little girl never sees the tiger lurking in the background. The colorful and intricate illustrations tell the real story of the tiger causing all of the mayhem. Readers will love watching the tiger and be dismayed on how Lily is not aware of the tiger. Each page turn will be met, with fingers pointing towards the tiger along with a laugh. This book is an entertaining bed-time read for kids ages 3 to 8!
Add this book to your collection: Naughty Kitty!
About the Author
Achieving a first class honours degree in Illustration from Norwich School of Art, Adam followed this by completing a Masters in Narrative Illustration at the University of Brighton and he has been illustrating professionally ever since. Adam illustrates work by a great variety of authors as well as several books he has written himself, the most recent being Troll and the Oliver (Templar). He wrote and illustrated SLAM!—a tale of consequences—which won the Norfolk Library Silver Award for Children’s Books.
Adam is well known for his strong cover artwork and charming black and white inside illustrations, including the series, Spymice (Puffin), The Dragons of Wayward Crescent (Orchard) and The Secret Country for Simon & Schuster. Adam works with publishers in the UK and the US and his picture books have been translated into many languages around the world. Adam is represented by Arena Illustration. Visit: http://www.worldofadam.com