Happy birthday Bad Kitty

Author Bruel, Nick
Language English
Publisher
New York: Square Fish, 2010




Annotation:

"Get ready to party! It's Bad Kitty's birthday, and guess who's on the guest list? Chatty Kitty, Strange Kitty, Stinky Kitty, and her other neighborhood "pals". Join the fun in this riotous companion to Bad Kitty and Bad Kitty Gets a Bath!"--P. 4 cover.



Subjects :

  • Humorous Stories
  • Birthdays Juvenile Fiction
  • Illustrated Children's Books
  • Cats Juvenile Fiction
  • Birthdays Fiction
  • Cats Fiction
  • Birthday Parties Fiction

Back to Top

Author Illustrator(s) :

Back to Top

Awards, Honors & Prizes :

  • Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year , Favorite Book to Handsell , 2009

Back to Top

Curriculum Tools :

Back to Top

Reading Measurement Programs:


999999
() .

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.
610L

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Reading Level 3.4
Interest Level 3-5
Title Point Value 3

Back to Top

Reviews :

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
In the second early chapter book starring this perennial sourpuss, Bad Kitty's day starts off with a special alphabetical “Birthday Breakfast” that includes Aardvark Bagels, Clam Doughnuts and Eel Fritters. Each chapter focuses on a different part of the day's festivities (Bad Kitty is excited about the prospect of presents, but less so about looking through an old photo album and decorating the house). Eventually, some aptly named guests such as Strange Kitty, Chatty Kitty and Stinky Kitty arrive, and the story becomes a whodunit when Bad Kitty's presents vanish and the prime suspect ends up being the lovable slow-wit, Puppy. The appearance of Bad Kitty's Mama, who sports a pearl necklace and a vacuous expression, offers—briefly—a softer side of the feline. Bruel has fun with the format, using footnotes, different font sizes, comedic/informative interludes about cat behavior (“Uncle Murray's Fun Facts”) and lengthy side stories that take place in corner panels to add to the story's freewheeling atmosphere. But as usual, it's Bad Kitty's unapologetic, curmudgeon nature that delivers the laugh-out-loud funny. Ages 7–10. (Sept.)\n"
(Publishers Weekly)

Janie Barron (HeartOfTexas)
Bad Kitty is back and she doesn t want to get out of bed. But it turns out today is a very special day--it s her birthday. She has a special breakfast with favorites from Aardvark Bagels to Yak Zabaglione. Bad Kitty decides to help with her party decorations. She picks out what she wants from the Cat-A-Log of cute toys. When she starts unwrapping her gifts they suddenly begin to vanish. The culprit turns out to be the loveable slow-witted Puppy, whom she truly adores. The illustrations are in a black-and-white comic book style. The book also contains Uncle Murray s Fun Facts with lots of information about cats. This is a very funny book that young readers will really enjoy. Fiction. Grades K-2. 2009, Neal Porter/Roaring Brook, 159p., $13.99. Ages 5 to 8.
(PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2009.)

Ilene Cooper (Booklist)
That bad kitty is back, this time in a celebratory mood. Well, it s her birthday, anyway. In the now-familiar mix of wry story and high-impact cartoon-style art, this features Kitty s unseen owner trying hard to get the party underway. A mix of guests and some missing presents (including some awful ones, like a sweater!) mar the festive mood, but a special visitor makes things right. Spreads of fun facts (don t feed cats chocolate) disrupt the story line but are interesting enough to make the intrusion worth it. Cute kitty, even if she is bad. Grades 3-5
(PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2009.)

Kirkus (Kirkus)
Bad Kitty is back; and, just like every morning, she doesn t want to get out of bed. Today, however, is a special day: Bad Kitty s birthday! After a special alphabetical breakfast made of everything from Aardvark Bagels to Yak Zabaglione, Bad Kitty helps out with the decorations (i.e., destroys them). She picks out what she really wants from the Cat-alog of Cat Toys just before the guests start to arrive. She unwraps their questionable gifts, which promptly vanish. Who is stealing them? Bad Kitty s human gives her a truly hideous gift, and Bad Kitty has a major freakout until a special guest calms her down. Then Poor Puppy gives Kitty his homemade present, and it s time for bed. Bruel s follow-up to Bad Kitty Takes a Bath (2008) is nearly as much fun. Uncle Murray returns with his real facts about cats, and an appendix offers information on the breeds of each of the guests. The frenetic black-and-white illustrations are just plain hysterical, and the translations of Siamese Chatty Kitty s blathering is a stitch. Fun for all, especially fans. 2009, Neal Porter/Roaring Brook, 160p, $13.99. Category: Fiction. Ages 7 to 10. © 2009 Kirkus Reviews/VNU eMedia, Inc. All rights reserved.
(PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2009.)

Back to Top

Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
New York: Square Fish, 2010

Media Type: Language Material
159 p.:
PZ7.B82832 ([Fic])
0312629028
9780312629021
Originally published New York: Roaring Brook Press 2009.
New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2009

Media Type: Language Material
159 p.:
PZ7.B82832 ([Fic])
1596433426
9781596433427
"A Neal Porter book."
New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2009

Media Type: Language Material
159 p.:
PZ7.B82832 ([Fic])
9781596433427
1596433426
"A Neal Porter book"-P. 4 cover.
New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2009

Media Type: Language Material
159 p.:
PZ7.B82832 ([Fic])
9781596433427
1596433426
9780312629021
0312629028
"A Neal Porter book"-P. 4 cover.
Publishers Weekly,

Media Type:

9780312629021
1596433426
1596435917
9781596435919
0312629028
9781596433427

Back to Top