Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty

Bad Kitty

Written and illustrated by Nick Bruel

A Neal Porter Book

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It's Bad Kitty's birthday, and you're invited! Bad Kitty's second illustrated novel is packed with deadpan humor, rich tidbits of cat information -- and even some suspense! Who took Kitty's presents? Why are Kitty's friends so bizzare? Readers will laugh out loud at Kitty's feline mood swings, and they'll be touched by the heartwarming visit from a surprise guest.

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CHAPTER ONE

GOOD MORNING, KITTY!

GOOD MORNING, KITTY!

Today is going to be a great day! The sun is shining! The birds are singing! Flowers are blooming everywhere with all the colors of the rainbow!

You know what today is, don’t you, Kitty? Today is a very special day! Today is the kind of day that only comes once a year! Today is the kind of day that you celebrate ALL day long! Today is the kind of day that deserves a BIG, FUN PARTY!

Now, do you know what today is?

TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!

And that means we start your very special day with a

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Praise for Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty

“It's Bad Kitty's unapologetic, curmudgeon nature that delivers the laugh-out-loud funny.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“Just plain hysterical. . . . Fun for all, especially fans.” —Kirkus Reviews

“[A] mix of wry story and high-impact cartoon-style art.” —Booklist

“Bad Kitty is back for another adventure, and children who have met this cantankerous feline in her previous outings know that a typical birthday celebration just won’t do. . . . Bruel’s fast-paced humor is just right for the beginning chapter book set, and the interplay of the text with the comic black-and-white illustrations ratchets up the zaniness level. . . . A frenzied fusion of fiction and nonfiction with plenty of appeal for young readers.” —School Library Journal
 
 

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Written and illustrated by Nick Bruel

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.

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Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty
Written and illustrated by Nick Bruel

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New Jersey Garden State Children's Book Award

Hardcover

Hardcover
Roaring Brook Press
A Neal Porter Book
September 2009
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781596433427
ISBN10: 1596433426
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 inches, 160 pages, Includes black-and-white illustrations throughout
Age Range: 7 to 10
Grade Range: 2 to 5 Information for Librarians

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F&P Level A-Z: P
AR Quiz Number: 133939
AR Points: 1

$14.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
May 2010
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312629021
ISBN10: 0312629028
Chapter Book
5 1/2 x 8 inches, 176 pages, Includes Black-and-White Illustrations
Age Range: 7 to 10
Grade Range: 2 to 5 Information for Librarians

Information for Librarians


Lexile: 610L
F&P Level A-Z: P

$6.99

Kindle Format 8

Kindle Format 8
Roaring Brook Press
A Neal Porter Book
May 2010
Kindle Format 8
ISBN: 9781466811232
ISBN10: 1466811234
eBook Picture Book - Amazon160 pages, b/w illustrations throughout
Age Range: 7 to 10
Grade Range: 2 to 5
$4.98
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