Lily wanted a dog, but her parents said they were too “messy” so she got a kitty. Lily has fun getting to know her kitty…at first. But then the kitty started being naughty. The kitty got into food, destroyed the living room, and leaving surprises around the house. However, readers know that there is something afoot. For the kitty isn’t the only kitty around and readers know just what is really happening at Lily’s house.
This is a delightful book. I wondered how Adam Stower could create a feline book as good as Silly Doggy! but I think he has sure come close. The subtle way that readers can spot the tiger (or parts of the tiger) in various spreads is great. And how that giant tiger is always just out of site of Lily (but not the kitty, take a look at the kitty’s face as the yappy dog is running away) is quite funny. This will be a perfect edition to one of my story times on cats or tigers. (Although the fun bits like what is in the newspaper on the table will be just for a small chuckle for the adults who read the book to the youngsters.)
What to do after reading this book:
Visit the zoo.
Go and visit some kitties at the humane society.
Try to teach a pet a new trick.
Make a cake and frost it with pink frosting.
Clean up a mess (or two) like Lily does.
Orchard Books, 2014
FORMAT: Picture Book