Cover image for Bad Kitty drawn to trouble
Title:
Bad Kitty drawn to trouble
Author:
Bruel, Nick, author, illustrator.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2014.
Physical Description:
127 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary:
Author/illustrator Nick Bruel tries to explain to the reader how to write a story, but Bad Kitty is not at all happy about the plot, which has her going on a turnip diet to lose weight. Includes a recipe for roasted turnips.
General Note:
"A Neal Porter Book."
Language:
English
Reading Level:
570 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 3.5 1.0 163431.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.3 4 Quiz: 62403.
ISBN:
9781596436718

9781626721173
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

In this seventh installment of the New York Times -bestselling series, Kitty encounters what may be her most formidable foe yet: her creator! Kitty soon learns that feline manipulation works both ways--especially when you're at the wrong end of your author's pencil. Along the way, Nick shows kids how a book is created, despite the frequent interruptions from you-know-who.

A Neal Porter Book


Author Notes

Nick Bruel is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Some of his published credits include: Clever Duck, The Mouse Family Robinson, Bad Kitty Gets a Bath (Bad Kitty), and Under the Mishmash Trees. He made the New York Times Best Seller list for 2011 with A Bad Kitty Christmas and again in 2013 with his titles Bad Kitty School Daze and Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Bad Kitty makes her tenth appearance in this humorous (and partly nonfiction!) introduction to writing stories. Bruel teaches readers how to draw Bad Kitty and write stories of their own by introducing key story components (plot, conflict, character, etc.) and demonstrating them with good old Bad Kitty, who proves an unwilling model. Beginning with the simple scenario of putting Bad Kitty on a diet, things quickly become outrageous as new concepts are introduced. Fun Facts and a glossary are included to help readers grasp the fundamentals of composition. Bruel's sky's-the-limit attitude will encourage boys and girls to use their imaginations and get writing.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2010 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-In this seventh installment in the series, readers are introduced to the process of writing and illustrating a book in a fun and humorous way. Bruel employs his signature style of addressing readers directly; he begins the book with a step-by-step demonstration of how to draw Bad Kitty and moves on to describe the necessary ingredients of a successful story. Through the process of describing story elements such as protagonist, antagonist, and conflict, the author creates some scenarios that Kitty finds objectionable (most notably, an all-turnip diet), but eventually she convinces him to rewrite the story in her favor. Many of the usual secondary characters (Uncle Murray, Puppy, Strange Kitty, etc.) make an appearance in this volume, and there are some unexpected additions, including a zombie, a giant octopus, and a talking turnip named Terry. Bruel makes no attempt to hide the fact that the intent of this book is to teach readers how to write stories, but his informal writing style and hilarious illustrations make the lesson seem like a fun opportunity rather than a chore. Fans of the naughty feline will not be disappointed by this new volume, and when they finish reading it, they will have the tools, along with the encouragement of Bruel himself, to create their own Bad Kitty-inspired adventures.-Sarah Reid, Broome County Public Library, Binghamton, NY (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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