Bad kitty

Author Bruel, Nick
Language English
Publisher
[New York]: Macmillan Audio, 2017




Annotation:

When a kitty discovers there is no cat food in the house, she decides to become very, very bad.



Subjects :

  • Picture Bokos
  • Human Behavior Juvenile Fiction
  • Alphabet Fiction
  • Cats Juvenile Fiction
  • Human Behavior Fiction
  • Behavior Fiction
  • Food Fiction
  • Cats Fiction
  • Food Juvenile Fiction
  • Alphabet

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Author Illustrator(s) :

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Best Books :

  • Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2005 , None
  • Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, 2006 , Picture Book
  • NYC Reads 365, 2015 , Kindergarten
  • Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2005 , None

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Awards, Honors & Prizes :

  • Buckaroo Book Award , Grades K-3 , 2008
  • Colorado Children's Book Award , Picture Book , 2008
  • Monarch Award: Illinois' K-3 Children's Choice Award , Grades K-3 , 2008
  • Volunteer State Book Award , Grades K-3 , 2008

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State & Provincial Reading List :

  • Buckaroo Book Award; Grades K-3 2007-2008
  • Colorado Children's Book Award; Picture Book 2008-2008
  • Monarch Award: Illinois' K-3 Children's Choice Award; Grades K-3 2008-2008
  • North Carolina Children's Book Award; Picture Book 2007-2007
  • South Carolina Picture Book Award; Grades PreK-2 2007-2008
  • Volunteer State Book Award; Grades K-3 2007-2008
  • Young Hoosier Book Award; Picture Book 2008-2009

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Curriculum Tools :

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Reading Measurement Programs:


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Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.
AD390L(Adult Directed)

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Reading Level 1.4
Interest Level K-2
Title Point Value 1

Accelerated Reader
Accelerated Vocabulary
Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader Points 0.5

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Reviews :

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
Bruel's picture book which is included with the audiobook cycles through the alphabet four times, telling the story of an angry cat exacting revenge on her owners for feeding her vegetables. This audio version works well when paired with the print edition without it, children might be confused why a word like rhUbarb is listed under U instead of under R. Included are three audio versions of the book: the first is narrated by Vanessa Williams; the second is essentially the same recording as the first, with children prompted to follow along and turn the page at the sound of a cat's meow; and the third is a live recording of Bruel reading to a class of children. Williams proves to be an expressive, enthusiastic, and polished narrator, while Bruel's reading is much livelier, but lacks the musical accompaniment, sound quality, and production values of the studio recording. It's clear that Bruel enjoys reading to children as he occasionally breaks from the book to explain something they might not know: Zinnias, he says, for all you city folks, is a type of flower. Ages 4 8. A Square Fish paperback. (Jan.)
(Publishers Weekly)

Ann Ritchie (AudioFile)
Distraught by the paucity of available cat food, Bad Kitty--who has been good--rifles through the kitchen only to find an alphabet's worth of inedible food. Going bad is the only way to show her displeasure--"clawing the curtains" and "zeroing the zinnias," for example. Will the results of a shopping trip that includes "turtle turnovers" satisfy? Vanessa Williams narrates at a good clip yet giving listeners time to pore over the illustrations. Her enthusiasm for Bad Kitty's escapades is evident in moments of opera singing, kissing, and disgust at certain available foods like "parsnips, oh no!" Her crisp enunciation emphasizes Bruel's use of the alphabet and repetition. On additional tracks the author reads his book and, in a video, creates a new story with a third-grade class. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine Unabridged. 2011 (orig. 2005), Macmillan Audio, One CDs, $9.99. Ages 4 to 6.
(PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press (New York:), PUBLISHED: [2012] c2005.)

Ilene Cooper (Booklist)
Ostensibly about a cat that turns bad when her family runs out of her favorite food, this is really a clever alphabet book for kids old enough to appreciate the way words work. When a calm kitty overhears her owner say that healthy food is now on the menu, the high-energy artwork shows the cat in paroxysms of horror set against a series of blocks containing pictures of vegetables, alphabetically arranged from asparagus to zucchini. That's when Kitty decides to become Bad Kitty: she "ate my homework . . . hurled hair balls at our heads." Kitty changes again after her owner returns with an A-Z assortment of good, if peculiar, treats, some of which may give readers pause (a donkey named Dave). But Kitty is happy with them all, and to show her pleasure, she undoes all her bad actions--in alphabetical order. The cat, with seemingly dozens of expressions, is the star, but other aspects of the amusingly silly illustrations have equal weight. There's so much going on here that kids will find lots to laugh about. Category: Books for the Young--Fiction. 2005, Roaring Brook/Neal Porter, $15.95. K-Gr. 2.
(PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press (New Milford Conn.:), PUBLISHED: 2005.)

Kirkus (Kirkus)
She may be a "bad bad BAD Kitty," but she's the star of an alphabet book that should be in every collection. This poor, black kitty only became bad when her family ran out of kitty-appropriate food. She was going to be forced to eat an alphabet of healthy foods, asparagus to zucchini. So she perpetrates an alphabet of badness, from "Ate my homework" to "Zeroing the zinnias." Then her loving family returns from the grocery with an alphabet of great kitty food, anchovies to zebra ziti-some of it silly, but she's excited enough to reform and perform an alphabet of gracious actions, from apologizing to a nipped grandma to lulling a baby into a "zzz"-ful sleep. Kitty gets a present too, her just deserts (a puppy to play with). Bruel's little black star is perhaps the hammiest, most expressive feline ever captured in watercolors. The quarter-page illustrations for all the letters in all four alphabets are littered with little (and big) laughs. Even the alphabet-experienced will love this bad, bad kitty! 2005, Roaring Brook, 40p, $15.95. Category: Picture book. Ages 3 to 9. Starred Review. © 2005 Kirkus Reviews/VNU eMedia, Inc. All rights reserved.
(PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press (New Milford Conn.:), PUBLISHED: 2005.)

Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz (Children's Literature)
Bruel takes us on four trips through the alphabet as he tells the story of a cat who wasn t always a bad kitty. But on the day when the family runs out of cat food, they offer her a healthy and delicious menu, beginning with Asparagus, Beets, and Cauliflower. As the list goes down the alphabet, as the only text, Kitty becomes ever more disgusted in the illustrations. By Zucchini, she has decided to be very, very, bad, bad, BAD. The next run from A to Z lists the terrible things she does, from Biting Grandma to Zeroing the Zinnias. But when good food arrives from the grocery, the happy cat can enjoy an Assortment of Anchovies on down to baked Zebra Zitti. She is then inspired to fix everything from Apologizing to Grandma to lulling the baby to sleep with Zzzzzzz. Then there is a surprise ending. The visual details are in the mini-scenes, usually four to a page, painted in a simplified, humorous style. The emotions are clear in the cat s facial expressions and body movements displayed on all pages, sometimes accompanied by side remarks like Yipe! or Oh No! in big black letters. Inventive situations provide laughs along with ABCs. 2005, A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press, $15.95. Ages 4 to 8.
(PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press (New Milford Conn.:), PUBLISHED: 2005.)

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
[New York]: Macmillan Audio, 2017

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
1 online resource (1 audio file)
PZ7.B82832 ([E])
1427223688
9781427223685
Downloadable audio file.
New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2015

Media Type: Language Material
pages cm
PZ7.B82832 ([E])
1626722455
9781626722453
New York: Macmillan Young Listeners, 2014

Media Type: Language Material
1 volume (unpaged):
PZ7.B82832 ([E])
1427231788
9781427231789
"Audiobook read by Vanessa Williams"-Page 4 of cover.
Issued in folder.
New York: Macmillan Young Listeners, 2014

Media Type: Language Material
1 volume (unpaged):
PZ7.B82832 ([E])
1427231788
9781427231789
1626722455
9781626722453
1427213623
9781427213624
9781596432994
1596432993
9781596430693
1596430699
"Audiobook read by Vanessa Williams"-Page 4 of cover.
Issued in folder.
New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2012

Media Type: Language Material
1 v. (unpaged):
PZ7.B82832 ([E])
1427213623
9781427213624
New Milford Conn.: Roaring Brook Press, 2007

Media Type: Language Material
1 v. (unpaged):
PZ7.B82832 ([E])
1596432993
9781596432994
"A Neal Porter book."
New Milford Conn.: Roaring Brook Press, 2007

Media Type: Language Material
1 v. (unpaged):
PZ7.B82832 ([E])
9781596432994
1596432993
"A Neal Porter book."
New Milford Conn.: Roaring Brook Press, 2005

Media Type: Language Material
1 v. (unpaged):
PZ7.B82832 ([E])
9781596430693
1596430699
Publishers Weekly,

Media Type:

1596430699
9781596432994
9781596430693
9781427213624
1626728852
9781626722453
9780780401785
1427213623
9781427231789
1596432993
0780401786
9781626728851
1626722455
1427231788

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