Saturday, January 14, 2012

There's a Bad Kitty In Cynthia's Attic!

Kitty is not happy when 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.

My Review: One of the most delightful picture books I've read! Nick Bruel's Bad Kitty takes the naughty feline from icky vegetable retaliation to apologizing for her bad behavior...when she discovers her favorite foods are, once again, stocked in the house. This senior citizen laughed out loud at the story and illustrations such as, Moose Ala Mode, Hippo Hamburgers and Uncle Murray...huh? (You have to read the book) Even my equally senior husband loved it!

Although I highly recommend the satisfying experience of reading to your kids and grandkids, I suggest you listen, at least once, to the Vanessa Williams reading on CD. Her interpretation adds seamlessly to this hilarious, fantastically illustrated book. Can't wait to read more Bad Kitty adventures, especially Bad Kitty VS. Uncle Murray!   

About Nick Bruel:

NICK BRUEL is the author and illustrator of, among other books, BAD KITTY, POOR PUPPY, BAD KITTY GETS A BATH, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BAD KITTY and BAD KITTY VS. UNCLE MURRAY. A former bookseller, Nick used his quirky sense of humor and cartooning skills to get out from behind the bookstore counter and onto the shelves. But Nick was a born writer. When he was in first grade, he loved nothing more than to write stories and make drawings to go along with them, which he still does to this day.

Nick claims that, if he were to be compared to any of his characters, he would definitely be “Strange Kitty” from HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BAD KITTY. According to Nick, “I was definitely the cat who would go to a birthday party and spend the entire time sitting in the corner reading comic books, rather than participate in all the pussycat games.”

Nick lives with his wife Carina, daughter Isabel, and cat Esmerelda in Tarrytown, New York. During his down time, he collects PEZ dispensers and grows tomatoes in the backyard.


Nick Bruel's Website! Or Bad Kitty Website for books, games, and fun!

Purchase Bad Kitty on Amazon You'll be glad you did!

Book and CD available January 17th
For more information contact Esther Bochner/Senior Publicist, Macmillan audio, Macmillan Young Listeners -

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