From the very beginning, my eight-year-old son has been a big Bad Kitty fan -- possibly because he calls our Molly Kitten 'Bad Kitty'.
He received this book for Christmas, and he started reading it in January, which was, coincidently, when he was learning the difference between the plot and the theme of a story. I could NOT have explained the difference better than Uncle Murray.
And, my son has tried his hand at drawing Bad Kitty, and not just like the example. If Nick Bruel is ever looking for an assistant... ;)