I loved, loved, LOVED Adam Stower's "Silly Doggy!" and I searched high and low for a copy of "Naughty Kitty" but couldn't find it anywhere in the States. So I broke down and ordered it from an Amazon vendor. For around $15 (including shipping from the UK), I got hours of amusement.
I referred to "Naughty Kitty!" as a companion to "Silly Doggy!" because it's not really a sequel. It does not necessarily follow the last two pages of "Silly Doggy!" (I won't spoil it for anyone who has yet to read "Silly Doggy!"). The book opens with our little heroine coming back from the shelter (it might have been a pet store, but I think Lily's the kind of girl who would adopt and not buy) with a fluffy little kitten. She promptly puts him on the kitchen floor with a bowl of kitty food and leaves the room for a few minutes. When she comes back, the entire kitchen is a disaster -- the table is upturned; the refrigerator is wide open; and food is all over the counter, floor, and walls. As she cannot see the mysterious visitor, Lily blames Kitty. The whole day continues in this delightful manner with poor little Kitty getting the blame for everything.
The illustrations are just as adorable and funny as in the first book, and Lily is just as wonderful a heroine as she was when she took her bear around town. I also really enjoy having the original British version of the book because the language is different. For instance, when Lily demands to know how Kitty "pinched all my sausages," we had to explain to the 3-year-old that "pinch" has a different meaning in other countries. I'm sure they'll Americanize the language if they ever do a printing here (and they should!), but it's fun to have the original. Makes me want to get an original version of "Silly Doggy!" as well.
The dust cover has this to say: "Adam wrote _Naughty Kitty!_ for anyone who has been blamed for something they did not do. He sincerely hopes that one day something else they haven't done will bring them praise and riches!" Adam Stower deserves much praise and riches for his wonderful books. More, please!