Bad kitty goes to the vet

Author Bruel, Nick
Language English
Publisher
New York: Square Fish Roaring Brook Press, 2017




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 :

  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Humor / General
  • Veterinarians Fiction
  • Humorous Stories
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Cats
  • Cats Fiction

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Best Books :

  • Children's Choices, 2017 , Young Readers(Grades 3–4, Ages 8–10)

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Reading Measurement Programs:


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Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.
600L

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Reading Level 3.4
Interest Level 3-5
Title Point Value 4

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Reviews :

John Peters (Booklist)
Kitty gets an eschatological warning, not that it does much lasting good. A visit to the vet leads to a sedative-induced glimpse of Pussycat Paradise, where the winged gatekeeper promises that Kitty has 24 hours to perform one unconditionally kind deed for the dog she has tormented for so long, or else hellish Puppydog Paradise, with its eager canine hordes, will be her final destination. Thus challenged, Kitty frantically plies her drooling victim with unwanted gifts and wins redemption at the last moment with a spontaneous, comforting pat on his dim-witted noggin before returning to type by sharing a cream pie in the traditional fashion. Oh, she is a bad kitty. As usual, Bruel casts Kitty s misadventures in easily readable sequences of large and small comic panels, mixed with prose side commentary, dialogue enclosed in balloons, and large sound effects. Readers, at least, will come away with a clearer notion of the difference between giving for selfish reasons and genuine altruism.
(PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2016.)

Kelly Hill (Children's Literature)
Kitty returns in another hilarious installment of the Bad Kitty series. This time she is not up to her usual misadventures because she is sick. The vet determines Kitty needs to be sedated for a procedure. After a quick pinch of a needle, Kitty finds herself outside the gates of Pussycat Paradise. Sadly, Kitty is bound for Puppydog Paradise to spend an eternity in torment due to her poor treatment of her owners other pet, Puppy. She is given 24 hours to redeem herself by doing something unconditionally kind for him. Racing against the clock, she attempts one nice thing after another, but each one ends in comical disaster. In the nick of time, Kitty is able to sneak in one genuine pat on the head. In the next scene, the owner wakes Kitty and she realizes that this has all been a dream. Kitty reflects on the lesson she has learned as her owner tells her to share her favorite pie with Puppy. Unfortunately, Bad Kitty strikes again when she smashes the pie into Puppys face. Bruel creates an engaging and side-splitting story told through exaggerated illustrations that not only encourage a round of chuckles but depict a large portion of the plot. Bruels combination of dialogue, thought bubbles, sound effects, and true facts pulls the reader right into the story. This is a great introductory chapter book for reluctant readers as its sure to grab their attention and crack a few laughs. Reviewer: Kelly Hill
(PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2016.)

Kirkus (Kirkus)
Bad Kitty isn't eating? It must be a sign of the apocalypse…or worse. Bad Kitty once ate a meatloaf the size of a car in 5 minutes, so if she's not eating, something must be horribly wrong. It's time for a visit to the vet—wait, where'd Bad Kitty go? First task: find the kitty. Then don the riot gear to get her into her cat carrier. When the vet (who knows just how to handle her) knocks Bad Kitty out with a shot, she visits the (kitty) Pearly Gates, where the feline St. Peter tells her she tormented Puppy too much to pass through. She's given one day to do something nice for Puppy, or she will be sent to Puppydog Paradise (which is far from idyllic for cats). Can Bad Kitty rescue her afterlife with a kind act for her drooling nemesis? Is it all just a dream? After the homage to Looney Tunes that was Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble (2014), Bruel gives an appreciative nod to Tom and Jerry; it's a lagniappe that Bad Kitty's mobs of young fans may not notice, though their adults will probably get a few chuckles. Kids will just enjoy Uncle Murray's fun facts (all about cat health and visits to the vet this time, of course) and Bad Kitty's ornery behavior; both are as entertaining as ever. Even a brush with death (or a bad tooth) can't reform this Bad Kitty. Good thing. We'd miss her! 2016, Neal Porter/Roaring Brook, 144 pp., $13.99. Category: Graphic/nonfiction hybrid. Ages 7 to 10. © 2015 Kirkus Reviews/VNU eMedia, Inc. All rights reserved.
(PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2016.)

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Series :

Bad kitty-

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
New York: Square Fish Roaring Brook Press, 2017

Media Type: Language Material
pages cm
PZ7.B82832 ([E])
1250103800
9781250103802
"Go fish bonus materials inside"-Page 4 of cover.
"A Neal Porter book."
New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2016

Media Type: Language Material
138 pages:
PZ7.B82832 ([E])
1596439777
9781596439771
"A Neal Porter Book."
New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2016

Media Type: Language Material
138 pages:
PZ7.B82832 ([E])
9781596439771
1250103800
9781250103802
1596439777
"A Neal Porter Book."
Publishers Weekly,

Media Type:

162672590X
9781626725904
Roaring Brook Press (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2016.,

Media Type:

1596439777
9781596439771

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