Bad Kitty drawn to trouble

Author Bruel, Nick
Language English
Publisher
New York: Square Fish, 2015




Annotation:

Nick Bruel is the author and illustrator of New York Times bestseller Boing, Bad Kitty, Bad Kitty Gets a Bath and Bad Kitty Meets the Baby, among others. Nick is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist, and during his down time, he collects PEZ dispensers and grows tomatoes in the backyard. He lives in Tarrytown, NY with his wife Carina and their lovely cat Esmerelda.



Subjects :

  • Illustration Of Books Juvenile Fiction
  • Illustrated Children's Books
  • Authorship Fiction
  • Cats Juvenile Fiction
  • Authorship Juvenile Fiction
  • Humorous Stories
  • Illustration Of Books Fiction
  • Cats Fiction

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Best Books :

  • Best of the Best Books, 2014 , Fiction for Younger Readers
  • Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2013 , None

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Reading Measurement Programs:


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Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.
570L

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Reading Level 3.3
Interest Level 3-5
Title Point Value 4

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Reviews :

Julia Smith (Booklist)
Bad Kitty makes her tenth appearance in this humorous (and partly nonfiction!) introduction to writing stories. Bruel teaches readers how to draw Bad Kitty and write stories of their own by introducing key story components (plot, conflict, character, etc.) and demonstrating them with good old Bad Kitty, who proves an unwilling model. Beginning with the simple scenario of putting Bad Kitty on a diet, things quickly become outrageous as new concepts are introduced. Fun Facts and a glossary are included to help readers grasp the fundamentals of composition. Bruel s sky s-the-limit attitude will encourage boys and girls to use their imaginations and get writing. Grades 2-4
(PUBLISHER: Square Fish (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2015.)

Nancy Garhan Attebury (Children's Literature)
With Bad Kitty in the character role, this hilarious tenth book in the Bad Kitty series employs the humor of a unique author/illustrator to teach youngsters how to write good stories. The fetching beginning has readers trying to draw Bad Kitty, thereby helping the readers become part of the entertaining package. The author s black and white illustrations attract the reader like a magnet just as they have in other books in the series. The pictures will be viewed and viewed again. The terms character, conflict, antagonist, and plot points are explained and shown with amazing action-packed pictures. So are the important rules about writing stories. Some pages called Uncle Murray s Fun Facts add nonfiction elements to terms and situations presented. This is an ideal supplement to writing units because it will get all readers very involved from page one. In addition, it will give readers the desire to seek other books in the series. The focus is on young readers, but this could be used successfully for students all the way through grade six. 2014, Neal Porter/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan,, $13.99. Ages 7 to 10.
(PUBLISHER: Square Fish (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2015.)

Kirkus (Kirkus)
Bad Kitty takes on her greatest foe: Sillier than Puppy, mightier than Uncle Murray, scarier than a bath…it's her creator! For her seventh chapter-book outing (and her 10th appearance overall), Bad Kitty ups the meta-hybrid ante by telling a story that includes her author/illustrator while it also teaches its audience some fundamentals about the writer's craft. At the outset, Bruel introduces himself and invites readers to smell the paper (or download a paper-smelling app if they are reading electronically) and then draws a mirror so that readers can see how handsome he is. He teaches them to draw Bad Kitty, leaving white space so that they can follow along (unless they are reading a library book, but it's OK to draw on the screen). What follows is the nuttiest writing guide ever. Bruel uses Bad Kitty (who's obviously reluctant to play along) to explain the concepts of character, plot, theme and conflict. Uncle Murray helps out with a few definitions. Poor Puppy and giant octopuses (or is that octopi…?) pop in as antagonists. When Strange Kitty (Bad Kitty's fellow feline) points out similarities between this and the Looney Tunes cartoons Rabbit Rampage and Duck Amuck , Bruel admits they inspired him and hopes Bad Kitty will inspire the audience to write their own stories. Surprisingly (and sneakily) instructional, totally hilarious…and worth every penny. (glossary, recipe) 2014, Neal Porter/Roaring Brook, 128 pp., $13.99. Category: Graphic/nonfiction hybrid. Ages 7 to 10. Starred Review. © 2013 Kirkus Reviews/VNU eMedia, Inc. All rights reserved.
(PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2014.)

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
New York: Square Fish, 2015

Media Type: Language Material
pages cm
PZ7.B82832 ([E])
1250056799
9781250056795
New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2014

Media Type: Language Material
127 pages:
PZ7.B82832 ([E])
1596436719
9781596436718
"A Neal Porter Book."
New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2014

Media Type: Language Material
127 pages:
PZ7.B82832 ([E])
9781596436718
1250056799
9781250056795
1596436719
"A Neal Porter Book."
Square Fish (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2015.,

Media Type:

1596436719
9781596436718
1250056799
9781250056795
9781626721173

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