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Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble Hardcover – January 7, 2014
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The book continues on introducing the reader to character development, conflict, plot, and theme, showcasing these new words with definitions and examples in a fun way! After I finished it (in approximately 10 minutes), I handed it over to my 8 year old daughter who devoured the first 40 some pages with giggles before we had to take a break for supper. And, even then, she kept telling me ideas for a story that she had.
The book itself is relatively short. Most pages don't have more than a paragraph or two on them, each with nearly full page illustrations to make the most of showing the young reader precisely what he's teaching them about.
This is a great book for kids to get their imaginations working in high gear on their own stories! Even I can't wait to see my daughter comes up with after learning from Bruel and Kitty!
This is a hilarious addition to the Bad Kitty series. In fact, I think this is my new favorite (sorry Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray) because of all the information it gives about writing a book. Mr. Bruel’s humor is awesome. I love that the antagonist in the story is a turnip. :) Mr. Bruel wrote a great book that teaches kids all about writing and made it a totally enjoyable story. The idea of the author/illustrator and character interacting is very cool (even though Bad Kitty is NOT impressed by it). I like how Mr. Bruel adds comments from his editor, “Neal”, on little sticky notes “stuck” to the pages reminding him of things he shouldn’t be doing in the story. There is also a handy glossary in the back of the book with the definitions of the parts of the story Mr. Bruel goes over (and a recipe for roasted turnips hee hee :lol: ). I think kids of all ages will enjoy this book for the hilarious story and learn something along the way!
I love that the book is easy enough for my 7yr old (1st Grader) to read on his own and only has to ask about a few words. This way he's not frustrated with stopping and starting the book so many times for me to help him and yet it challenges him to learn some new words as well.
Keep them coming!
How does one write a story? First, you need a protagonist or the most important character in the story. Such as Bad Kitty. :-)
Second, you need a setting or the place where your story takes place. Bruel considers telling this particular story of Bad Kitty in the middle of the ocean, but Bad Kitty does not take lightly to getting wet. Bruel switches the setting to an exotic jungle tale, forcing Bad Kitty to face the dangerous beast of prey—a lion. Bruel also suggests the frozen North and a spooky graveyard. Neither option appeals to Bad Kitty. So Bruel sticks with Bad Kitty’s home. If you were to write a fan fiction story about Bad Kitty, what setting would you use?
Third, you need to have conflict or a problem that the main character will face. To determine the conflict, you might ask questions like: What does your character like? What does your character NOT like? What makes your character happy? What makes your character angry? Bad Kitty is known to like food. In Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble, the obstacle is Bad Kitty needs to eat less food. In other words, she needs to diet. If you were to write a fan fiction story about Bad Kitty, what conflict would you use?
Fourth, you need an antagonist or the character who acts as the obstacle between the protagonist and her goal. Bruel considers introducing a friendly talking turnip named Terry. Bad Kitty does not have a nice response to this character. And so Bruel rethinks the idea. Instead he uses a character familiar to fans: Puppy!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Purchased as a gift for my niece. She loves this series. Its set up like a comic book and she loves the cat.Published 17 days ago by Charity-bomb
As always the author delivered. One of my son's favorite series.Published 20 days ago by DragonTurtle
A good entry in the series, but my favorite will always be "Bad Kitty Takes a Bath".Published 1 month ago by Librarian
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This is a great book that teaches you how to write a book. I highly recommend this book too people of all ages😜Published 4 months ago by ben skiles
My daughter loves Bad Kitty. Haven't seen her put this book down in days.Published 6 months ago by Postal Daddy