Bad Kitty school daze

Author Bruel, Nick
Language English
Publisher
New York: Square Fish/Roaring Brook Press, 2014




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 FICTION / Humorous Stories
  • Humorous Stories
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Cats
  • Pets Fiction Training
  • Cats Fiction

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Author Illustrator(s) :

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Best Books :

  • Children's Choices, 2014 , Young Readers(Grades 3 - 4)

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Awards, Honors & Prizes :

  • Colorado Children's Book Award , Junior Books , 2014

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State & Provincial Reading List :

  • Colorado Children's Book Award; Junior Books 2014-2014
  • Goldfinch Award; Younger Readers 2014-2015
  • Monarch Award: Illinois' K-3 Children's Choice Award; General Fiction 2016-2016

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Curriculum Tools :

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Reading Measurement Programs:


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Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.
GN570L(Graphic Novel)

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Reading Level 3.5
Interest Level 3-5
Title Point Value 3

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Reviews :

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
Bad Kitty (and her attitude) are back in her sixth illustrated chapter book, and roughhousing has earned both her and Puppy a trip to Diabla Von Gloom's School for Wayward Pets. Throughout, Bruel has fun defying readers' expectations: despite the teacher's name (and that the school resembles a haunted mansion), she's patient and kind, believing there is no such thing as "bad" pets. And despite Bad Kitty's reputation, she might be right. Chapters take readers through school day activities that range from arts and crafts time (while Puppy is a dog of few words, it turns out he's a savant when it comes to art and music) to show and tell (Bad Kitty's contribution: a hairball). Additional comedy comes from two classmates, an ill-mannered rabbit who believes he's a "mutant supervillain," and a temperamental cat-hating bulldog, who has decided that Bad Kitty is actually a cow (much to the cat's relief). Facts about cat-dog interaction courtesy of a familiar face, Uncle Murray are a bonus, but as usual it's Bad Kitty's personality that rules the day. Ages 7 10. Agent: Jennie Dunham, Dunham Literary. (Jan.)
(Publishers Weekly)

Melissa Moore (Booklist)
In this latest installment in Bruel s successful series, Kitty s behavior is so bad that her owner has decided obedience school is necessary. Accompanied by Puppy, who needs to learn to control his drool, Kitty spends the day with a delightful teacher who knows when to affirm and when to teach; a bulldog named Petunia, who is trying to overcome her hatred of felines; and a pet bunny who believes he is Dr. Lagomorph, out to conquer the world. With the usual zany illustrations and hilarious asides, this title may just be the best so far. Grades 2-4
(PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2013.)

Greta Holt (Children's Literature)
Splort! Puppy drools on Bad Kitty while she is trying to get a mid-day nap. Bad Kitty cannot take it anymore and the fight is on. Baby accidentally rolls over on his head while the two animals chase one another. The result: behavior school for Puppy and Bad Kitty. Laden with a huge backpack of Love, love angel kitten stuff (yuck,) poor Bad Kitty and the drooling Puppy head for the school bus. Children, whether reading the story or experiencing it with an adult, will empathize with the two characters as they sit beside strange classmates on the bus: the rabbit who calls himself Super Mutant Villain, and the bulldog who intones, I hate cats. From this point the story could have taken a dark alley by centering on a mean teacher, which the characters fear may happen. The light shines, though, when the happy teacher, who wishes to be called Miss Dee, welcomes the misfits to her behavioral school. Miss Dee tells the baddies right away that she is sure they are all good pets, even the huffing, hissing Bad Kitty. The book progresses through the school day and highlights the lessons each animal learns about being a respectable pet. The rabbit is wonderfully nuts, and the bulldog provides a way for Bad Kitty to show that she is not so bad. The students experience a full day of such activities as show-and-tell and story time. Occasionally, the plot is interrupted by Uncle Murray s Fun Facts, which provide real information about cats and dogs. Bruel s illustrations are wacky, yet accessible. Because the behavioral concepts are understandable but the tone satyric, the series can be shared among various age groups: adults will like reading with youngsters, and older youth will appreciate the use of irony. Part of the Bad Kitty series. 2013, Roaring Book Press/Macmillan,, $13.99. Ages 7 up.
(PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2013.)

Kirkus (Kirkus)
Can Diabla von Gloom's School for Wayward Pets take the "bad" out of Bad Kitty? When Baby gets hurt during a Bad Kitty/Poor Puppy screaming-hissing-howling chase, Bad Kitty's owners send the two pets to school. Much to Kitty's chagrin, her owner sends her off with a complete set of Love Love Angel Kitten (think: Hello Kitty on happy pills) accessories (like a backpack, ruler, bowling ball, cinder block and a full spectrum of pink crayons). Petunia, a cat-hating bulldog, and Dr. Lagomorph, "a diabolical mutant supervillain" (a bunny in a helmet made from a plastic bottle), fill out Kitty and Puppy's class. With their sweet, understanding teacher, Miss Dee, the students experience circle time (during which Petunia mistakes Kitty for a cow), arts and crafts, show and tell (Bad Kitty shows off her hairball talents) and storytime. Miss Dee encourages Bad Kitty, but will it be enough to erase her bad attitude? Bruel's sixth Bad Kitty chapter book is, as its predecessors, laid out in a mix of black-and-white panels, full-bleed illustrations and text. It offers as much dry, sly (and over-the-top) humor as it does attitude and is peppered with Uncle Murray's chapters of real information, this time centered on cat/dog interaction. Bad Kitty's Love Love Angel Kitten–inspired dream of zombie-cuteness (when she drifts off during storytime) is not to be missed. Bad Kitty's legions of fans will not be disappointed. 2013, Neal Porter/Roaring Brook, 160 pp., $13.99. Category: Graphic hybrid fiction. Ages 8 to 12. © 2012 Kirkus Reviews/VNU eMedia, Inc. All rights reserved.
(PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2013.)

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
New York: Square Fish/Roaring Brook Press, 2014

Media Type: Language Material
150 4 pages:
PZ7.B82832 ([E])
1250039479
9781250039477
New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2013

Media Type: Language Material
150 p.:
PZ7.B82832 ([E])
1596436700
9781596436701
"A Neal Porter book."
New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2013

Media Type: Language Material
150 p.:
PZ7.B82832 ([E])
9781596436701
1250039479
9781250039477
1596436700
"A Neal Porter book."
Farrar Straus & Giroux (New York:), PUBLISHED: c2007.,

Media Type:

1250039479
9781250039477
Publishers Weekly,

Media Type:

1596436700
9781596436701
1596439343
9781596439344
1250039479
9781250039477

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