A Bad Kitty Christmas by Nick Bruel

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A HILARIOUS NEW HOLIDAY PICTURE BOOK ABOUT EVERYONE'S FAVORITE NAUGHTY FELINE


"Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the city, not a creature was stirring...Except for BAD KITTY."


A greedy Bad Kitty didn't get all the presents she wanted for Christmas, but after she goes on a Christmas caper across town and through multiple alphabets, she makes a new friend, finds an old friend, and learns the true meaning of Christmas. Or not. Nick Bruel's first picture book about Bad Kitty since the uproarious Poor Puppy in 2007 is full of rhyming mayhem... and Christmas cheer.

 

About Nick Bruel

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Nick Bruel is the author and illustrator of New York Times bestseller Boing! and the Bad Kitty books, among others. He 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.
 
Published September 13, 2011 by Roaring Brook Press. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Bad Kitty’s human gives her a truly hideous gift, and Bad Kitty has a major freakout until a special guest calms her down.

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When Baby gets hurt during a Bad Kitty/Poor Puppy screaming-hissing-howling chase, Bad Kitty's owners send the two pets to school.

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Waking from a dream of Pussycat Paradise, Bad Kitty learns her humans are going on a trip.

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It’s not that cats have a difficult relationship with baths...CATS HATE BATHS!” This helpful book gives readers instructions on how to give Kitty a bath when there are simply no other options.

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Bruel’s fourth long-form tale of Bad Kitty (Bad Kitty vs.

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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.

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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.

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“ ‘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 t

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After Kitty discovers that the only food in the house consists of 26 kinds of vegetables (asparagus, beets, cauliflower and on through zucchini), her mood turns blacker than her scraggly fur coat.

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Eventually, some aptly named guests such as Strange Kitty, Chatty Kitty and Stinky Kitty arrive, and the story becomes a whodunit when Bad Kitty's presents vanish and the prime suspect ends up being the lovable slow-wit, Puppy.

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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.

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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.

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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”).

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Set in the classic Christmas poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” Nick Bruel’s version is about a naughty feline out on a Christmas caper looking for new and old friends utilizing the alphabet three times in a clever way in A Bad Kitty Christmas when she doesn’t get all the presents she wants.

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Common Sense Media

Nick Bruel, author-illustrator of seven previous bad Kitty books, including A Bad Kitty Christmas, presents a nice piece of political humor built on the metaphorical race to lead the Neighborhood Cat Club.

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Puppy tracks Kitty to the old woman's apartment and then the three of them return to Kitty's home, where the old woman becomes part of the family.

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Puppy tracks Kitty to the old woman's apartment and then the three of them return to Kitty's home, where the old woman becomes part of the family.

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Telling the tale of Bad Kitty and the mischief she gets up to on Christmas Eve, this story will have cat lovers nodding sagely as they encounter familiar antics.

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