Wednesday, January 8, 2014

What To Do With A Bad Kitty?


Cats will be cats, but one notorious cat has the reputation as a bad kitty. When Kitty and Puppy create havoc around the baby and mess up the house, they are sent to Diabla Von Gloom's School for Wayward Pets. Kitty and Puppy get geared up for the day, and Kitty's backpack is stuffed full of Love Love Angel Kitten supplies. She couldn't be less thrilled. Even the trip to the school is an education when the bus driver, Uncle Murray, chimes in with his helpful pet tidbits. Diabla Von Gloom greets her new students, and she tries to get to know them. There are some peculiar characters, including a confused Petunia and an evil genius bunny, but Kitty doesn't care. Cats are not exactly into participation. Will Kitty learn her lesson and graduate? What will happen if Petunia finds out Kitty is a cat? Will Dr. Lagomorph take over the world? Is Puppy's drool ever going to be under control? You will have to read this fun, insightful book to find out!

Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel is a unique graphic novel. I couldn't help but laugh out loud at the antics of Puppy, Kitty, and the rest of the colorful characters in this story. It's a delightful book, and the illustrations are outstanding. We were lucky enough to meet Mr. Bruel at the 2013 UCONN Children's Book Fair. It was so cool to find out that he uses a dip pen for inking- amazing! I would recommend this book to all those who love animals and enjoy a hearty chuckle. : )

Has anyone else read Bad Kitty or another book by Nick Bruel? What did you think? We would love to hear your thoughts!

Happy reading! ~ F















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32 comments:

  1. I always see these at the Scholastic Book Fair. They seem really cute and funny.

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    1. Kelly- This series is definitely a fun read. :) ~L

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  2. LOL!!! A school for wayward pets... Oh my goodness, that's amazing!

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    1. Crystal- Isn't it? I know some pets who could go there. :) ~F

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  3. Diabla Von Gloom...what a great name for a character. This does sound like a fun book considering I'm not having a lot of fun with our boxer puppy who chews up everything in sight. Another great review!

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    1. Anna Maria- I loved the name, too! So awesome! Maybe you should send your puppy to The School for Wayward Pets. :) So glad you enjoyed the review. ~F

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  4. I have read the first two picture books in this series to my daughter and we like all the alphabet items. I will watch for this one to come to our library so we can continue our bad kitty journey.

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    1. Heidi- I haven't read any of the other Bad Kitty books yet, but they are a lot of fun and I plan to read more. Hope this one comes to your library soon. :) ~F

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  5. Yay, glad you enjoyed it :D I just read a Bad Kitty book, but did not like it :( think I read the wrong one.. wish there had been colors inside, though, because I adored the color of Kitty on the cover. Sigh. So yeah. Wish there had been colors inside, if there had been I would have enjoyed it more :D Might check out other Kitty books, though ;p Anyway. Thank you for sharing. <3

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    1. Carina- Sorry you didn't enjoy the Bad Kitty book that you read. The color cover is great! I enjoyed the black and white drawings, but I heard the author/illustrator explain how he makes them and it was fascinating. :) Thanks for stopping by! ~F

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  6. Ha, this sounds adorable and you cannot help but love Bad Kitty.

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    1. Kimba- It is a cute read! Both pets are fun! :) ~F

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  7. Now that is the perfect book for me!

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    1. Patty- You can read it to the girls. :) I think this one is right up your alley. ~F

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  8. I love the cover and can't imagine anything funnier than a Pet School run by Diabla von Gloom! :)

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    1. Lexa- I love the cover, too! The school is definitely fun. :) ~F

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  9. This sounds really fun! I love a good animated book--I really should read more of them. Thanks for the review!!

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    1. Meradeth- I like a good animated book thrown in the mix, too! :) Thanks for stopping by. ~F

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  10. Having trouble getting my comment to publish this morning. I'll try again. I think cat lovers would love this one. Love the pic and the book cover!

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    1. Janet- So sorry you had trouble publishing your comment. Sometimes it helps to hit preview when that happens and then you can publish. Thanks for continuing to try! Bad Kitty books are excellent for cat lovers. :) ~F

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  11. Sounds like a lot of fun and I've always liked graphic novels. Good grief, I hope Puppy's drool issue is eventually fixed!

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    1. Claudine- Graphic novels are definitely fun. Puppy is a character I can't wait to find out more about. I hear he is going to have his own book coming out soon. :) ~F

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  12. Sounds adorable! Of course the cat is black. My bad kitties are both black.

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    1. L. Diane Wolfe- It is adorable! I think it is hilarious that both your bad kitties are black. :) ~F

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  13. I love the Bad Kitty books! I have read them all. Even the latest one. :) I met Mr. Bruel a couple times too. He's really nice!

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    1. Erik- So glad you love these books! How awesome that you have read them all! We met Mr. Bruel, too. He is so nice and easy to talk to about books. So great that you have met him as well. :) ~F and L

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  14. The title Bad Kitty makes me think only of Grumpy Cat. I feel like I'm missing some context with this story. Maybe it's because it's part of a series.

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    1. Adriana- I can see why you thought of Grumpy Cat. The great thing about this book is that even though it is part of a series, when you read it you can understand what is happening. Thanks for stopping by. :) ~F

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  15. I've never read this one, but the illustrations look awesome! It sounds really fun, too. I bet my kids would like this. I wonder if my library has it...

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    1. Dena- It sounds very fun! I bet your kids would enjoy it and I hope your library has it! :) ~F

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