Books for Younguns, Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Bad Kitty Christmas

Bad Kitty is up to Christmas shenanigans, destroying all the gifts and decorations before heading to Uncle Murray's house.  But on the way there, she takes advantage of an open car window and ends up on the street.  Soon, a kindly old lady has taken her in.  Will Bad Kitty find her way home for Christmas?

A Bad Kitty Christmas by Nick Bruel is the first picture book featuring Bad Kitty, the star of several beginning reader chapter books.

Our title character is in classic form here, causing no shortage of unapologetic havoc.  The extremely expressive illustrations explode with color.  Things go from funny to touching when Bad Kitty unites with a sweet old woman who reminisces about  her family and friends while spending her Christmas season alone.  The lesson on what's really important during the holidays is simple and affecting.  As a bonus, several alphabet lists are scattered throughout the story (with some very creative items for the tougher letters).

A Bad Kitty Christmas is published by Roaring Brook Press and retails for $15.99.  I got my copy by picking it up off the shelves for a few minutes.  You can get yours at Left Bank Books today!

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