Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel
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From the creator of The New York Times bestseller Boing! comes the riotous story of a cat gone berserk -- four times over an in alphabetical order each time. Kitty is not happy hen she's told that her favorite foods are all gone and all that's left are Asparagus, Beets, Cauliflower, Dill...and 22 other equally unappealing vegetables. So she: Ate my homework, Bit grandma, Clawed the curtains, Damaged the dishes, and so on, through Z. Only when tastier things arrive (An Assortment of Anchovies, Buffalo Burritos, Chicken Cheesecake...) does she Apologize to Grandma.


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 May 28, 2013 by Roaring Brook Press. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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She may be a "bad bad BAD Kitty," but she's the star of an alphabet book that should be in every collection.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Bad Kitty (Book & CD)

Publishers Weekly

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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 audi

Mar 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Bad Kitty (Book & CD)


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.

Nov 27 2012 | Read Full Review of Bad Kitty (Book & CD)


Her displeasure with the culinary choices chez kitty builds to its hilarious climax and is brought to a screeching halt when the adults arrive with a bevy of tasty treats for kitty, everything from anchovies to zebra ziti.

Oct 12 2015 | Read Full Review of Bad Kitty (Book & CD)

Deseret News

Bad Kitty runs for the right and Big Kitty represents the left side.

Feb 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Bad Kitty (Book & CD)

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.

Jan 17 2012 | Read Full Review of Bad Kitty (Book & CD)

Common Sense Media

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.

Sep 13 2011 | Read Full Review of Bad Kitty (Book & CD)

Nights and Weekends

Of course, when her owners come back from the store with an alphabet full of tasty kitty treats, the previously bad kitty also finds an alphabet full of ways to atone for her transgressions.

Jan 31 2013 | Read Full Review of Bad Kitty (Book & CD)

Open Salon

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.

Dec 26 2011 | Read Full Review of Bad Kitty (Book & CD)

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