A Bad Kitty Christmas

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




Annotation:

After destroying all of the gifts and decorations at home, Bad Kitty escapes from the car on Christmas Eve and finds a new friend, who helps her learn the true meaning of Christmas.



Subjects :

  • Christmas Stories
  • Cats Juvenile Fiction
  • Christmas Decorations Fiction
  • Picture Books
  • Gifts Juvenile Fiction
  • Stories In Rhyme
  • Gifts Fiction
  • Cats Fiction
  • Christmas Fiction
  • Christmas Decorations Juvenile Fiction

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Best Books :

  • Best Children's Books of the Year, 2012 , Ages 5 to 9

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Curriculum Tools :

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Reading Measurement Programs:


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Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.
520L

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Reading Level 2.1
Interest Level K-2
Title Point Value 2

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Reviews :

Mary Quattlebaum (Children's Literature)
Everyone s favorite feline wreaks holiday havoc in a book that blends alphabet rhymes with a tender tale of good will towards men (and cats and lonely old ladies) and ends with a critter-centered rendition of Twas the Night Before Christmas. Bad Kitty is a feisty, unpredictable character whose escalating mischief draws in young readers and keeps them wondering what might happen next. Author/illustrator Nick Bruel s innovative page design and use of panels create visuals that zing with energy and showcase Kitty s antics to lively effect. Now that Kitty has tackled Christmas in this seventh book in the series, might a tussle with the Easter Bunny be next? 2011, Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan, $15.99. Ages 3 to 7.
(PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press (New York:), PUBLISHED: [2014])

Suzanna E. Henshon, Ph.D. (Children's Literature)
It is the night before Christmas, and all through the city not a creature is stirring except for Bad Kitty. There is a loud clatter downstairs; Kitty has torn through gifts, ambushed the angel, crushed the cards, flung the fruitcake, and gutted the gifts. Kitty has also injured the icicles, kicked Kris Kringle, mauled the manger, ousted the ornaments, and nailed the nutcracker. What other mischief can Kitty get into? Bad Kitty has already ruined Christmas, but the cat wants more presents. Since the family is angry, Kitty jumps out a window and disappears into the city landscape. Just when it looks like Kitty will be all alone on Christmas Eve, an older woman brings the cat to her home. The woman shares memories of family and people she once loved. But Bad Kitty is homesick and does not want to spend Christmas away from loved ones. In this delightful and humorous story, Bad Kitty learns a valuable lesson about family and loved ones; ultimately she returns home to open arms. Young readers will enjoy this entertaining story which is guaranteed to enchant children for many seasons to come. 2011, Roaring Brook Press, $15.99. Ages 5 to 10.
(PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press (New York:), PUBLISHED: [2014])

Shelle Rosenfeld (Booklist)
Twas the night before Christmas and Bad Kitty has already opened all the presents: Though there were presents and bundles and boxes galore, Kitty was angry. She wanted MORE. Disgruntled Kitty runs away, and a kind elderly woman takes her in. She doesn t have much, and soon Kitty comes to understand the true meaning of Christmas. Echoing the rhythm and rhyme scheme of The Night Before Christmas, the story includes three romps through the alphabet, as well as alternating first-person narratives and colorful comic-style illustrations. Humor and heart combine here in an entertaining holiday read that Bad Kitty fans will especially love. Grades K-3
(PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press (New York:), PUBLISHED: [2014])

Kirkus (Kirkus)
Bruel continues the hilarious adventures of Bad Kitty with a "Night Before Christmas" theme in this latest entry in his successful series about the alphabet-obsessed pet. Bad Kitty exhibits her customary bad-to-the-bone behavior as she tears through presents and decorations in alphabetical order, from ambushing an angel to zapping the narrator's zeal. But all that chaos isn't enough for the fearless feline, because she also dreams of an improbable Christmas banquet, enumerated in another alphabetical litany of hypothetical treats such as fried yak with zebra tail. After a scolding, Bad Kitty runs away from home, and as darkness falls on Christmas Eve, she is rescued by a tiny, elderly woman. The lady shares her family photos with the cat, launching another amusing alphabetical list of her extended family. Though the rhyming text is humorous, the kindly woman also makes some gentle comments about the important aspects of celebrating Christmas with family, and her kindness is repaid when Bad Kitty takes her home for Christmas. The cartoon-style illustrations and multiple-panel format will draw in reluctant readers who might resist a Christmas story, but, really, who can resist Bad Kitty, with all her funny faces and amusing antics? A witty and original take on the old Christmas Eve chestnut, with a sweet twist to season the fun. 2011, Neal Porter/Roaring Brook, 40 pp., $15.99. Category: Picture book. Ages 3 to 8. © 2011 Kirkus Reviews/VNU eMedia, Inc. All rights reserved.
(PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press (New York:), PUBLISHED: [2014])

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the city/ Not a creature was stirring... except for Bad Kitty. Riffing on Clement Clarke Moore's A Visit from St. Nicholas, Bruel takes readers through the alphabet as his crazy-comical cat wrecks the holiday ( The Eggnog was Ended./ The Fruitcake was Flung ). After a scolding, Kitty runs away in the big city only to be rescued by a kind soul who knows a few things about Christmas spirit. Kitty's zany antics, three romps through the alphabet, and a warm reunion make this a gift indeed for Bad Kitty fans. Ages 4 up. (Sept.)
(PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press (New York:), PUBLISHED: [2014])

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2014

Media Type: Language Material
1 volume (unpaged):
PZ8.3.B8253 ([E])
1427252300
9781427252302
"A Neal Porter book."
New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2014

Media Type: Language Material
1 volume (unpaged):
PZ8.3.B8253 ([E])
1427252300
9781427252302
9781596436688
1596436689
"A Neal Porter book."
New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2011

Media Type: Language Material
1 v. (unpaged):
PZ8.3.B8253 ([E])
1596436689
9781596436688
"A Neal Porter book."
Roaring Brook Press (New York:), PUBLISHED: [2014],

Media Type:

9781596436688
9781427252302
1596436689
1427252300

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