Gr 2-4–The cantankerous cat is back, and her claws are out in this picture-laden chapter book. Uncle Murray, who has appeared in previous books to give his “Fun Facts” about cats, is here to “pet sit” Bad Kitty and Poor Puppy. The feline is not happy with this arrangement and gives Uncle Murray a horrible time, skittishly jumping out at him when he least expects it. When Murray pulls out the dreaded vacuum cleaner, Bad Kitty bolts out the door and into the street. By the end of the pet-sitting arrangement, a ragged, dirty, glazed Murray keeps repeating wistfully, “fish don't bite or scream or chase you around the house….” Different fonts and huge scrawling words appear throughout, and the black-and-white cartoons on every page often show Bad Kitty and Murray with exaggerated gestures. The style gives the book a fast pace and adds to the comedic atmosphere. However, it's Uncle Murray's good-natured bumbling against Bad Kitty's cranky craziness that will get the giggles going.Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Kearns Library, UT
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The style gives the book a fast pace and adds to the comedic atmosphere. However, it's Uncle Murray's good-natured bumbling against Bad Kitty's cranky craziness that will get the giggles going. (School Library Journal)
It's Bad Kitty's unapologetic, curmudgeon nature that delivers the laugh-out-loud funny. (Publishers Weekly)
Bruel's fast-paced humor is just right for the beginning chapter book set . . . A frenzied fusion of fiction and nonfiction with plenty of appeal for young readers. (School Library Journal)
Purchased this and three others for my granddaughter who starts second grade this fall. She loves them. They contain a lot of text and illustrations. I plan to buy her more.Published 22 days ago by George D.
My grandson loves these books. He enjoys reading the dialog as if he were the characters. He has them all. He is a first grader.Published 3 months ago by Claudia Miller
This book was the best bad kitty book of them all. It was really funny because this book had the most interesting details of all of the Bad Kitty Series.Published 4 months ago by Carolina Farrugia
My 8 year old isn't crazy about reading even though he's a great reader. He loves all the Bad Kitty books. He thinks they are hilarious.Published 4 months ago by rachael albrecht
I wish that every book in this series was printed in hardback with full color illustrations. The Christmas book is so enjoyable to share with my grandchildren. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Profjan
Cute book. Good read. I bought several and have read with my son and added to my class library. I have found these to be high interest and good for struggling readers. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Prometheus
I love it because it is so funny and kitty keeps on scratching Uncle Murray and kitty bit the dog because she thought he was a chicken.Published 5 months ago by jazzy jazz jazz