We have books in almost every room of our home. A great many of the books were our childrens’ books that we used to read to them. Now we read them with our grandchildren. One of the wonderful things about narrated books is the opportunity children have to read them alone and to hone their own reading skills while following along with the words.
The newest addition to our library is Bad Kitty. We’re delighted with how much our grandchildren love this story narrated by award winning actress Vanessa Williams. Our daughter-in-law has even wished a time or two that the kiddos didn’t like the book as much as they do. Seems they read and listen to Bad Kitty over and over and over again. Now that in itself is a sign of a good book.
Bad Kitty is the story of a cat gone berserk – four times over and in alphabetical order each time. Kitty is not happy when she’s told that her favorite foods are all gone and all that’s left are Asparagus, Beets, Cauliflower, Dill…and 22 other equally unappealing vegetables. So she eats homework, bites grandma, claws the curtains, damages dishes, and so on, all the way through the alphabet to the letter Z. Only when tastier things to eat arrive, anchovies, buffalo burritos, chicken cheesecake … does kitty change her behavior.
Just the other day six-year old Kennedy was reading Bad Kitty to her 18 month old cousin Fiona. And guess what? Fiona was just as intrigued with the escapades of the bad little kitty.
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