The Resource Bad Kitty : Puppy's big day, Nick Bruel

Bad Kitty : Puppy's big day, Nick Bruel

Label
Bad Kitty : Puppy's big day
Title
Bad Kitty
Title remainder
Puppy's big day
Statement of responsibility
Nick Bruel
Title variation
Puppys big day
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Uncle Murray takes Puppy on a walk on a day that Bad Kitty is being unusually difficult, but has several unpleasant encounters with a police officer and one mean dog along the way. Text is interspersed with information about dog behavior, pet care, and more
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Tone
Character
Illustration
Review
  • Grades 2-4 When Uncle Murray takes Puppy for a walk, unexpected encounters lead to comical disasters. A cop stops them to settle a few issues (no leash, no doggy bag, no license). After a bulldog attacks Uncle Murray in the park, Puppy runs off and winds up at the animal shelter. In the end, bighearted Uncle Murray saves the day. Between chapters, amusing and informative pages on canine behavior tackle questions such as “Why do dogs sniff butts?” With dialogue and illustrations that range from droll to madcap, this book seems sure to turn devoted dog-lovers into Bad Kitty series fans. -- Phelan, Carolyn (Reviewed 12-01-2014) (Booklist, vol 111, number 7, p51)
  • Gr 2 – 4 — Because Bad Kitty is in a terrible mood, Uncle Murray is enlisted to get Puppy out of the house, and the two set off to spend the day together. Right away, though, they get into trouble with an offstage police officer, who tickets Uncle Murray for violations like walking a dog without a leash and failing to clean up after the pup. They then head for the dog park, where they encounter a rather aggressive bulldog named Petunia, who quickly forms a crush on Puppy. After she chases Uncle Murray up a tree, Petunia and Puppy are picked up by Animal Control and taken to a pound. By the time Puppy is claimed, he has made friends with several of the odd characters at the pound, and soft-hearted Uncle Murray ends up as a dog owner. Scattered throughout the narrative are interjections from Bad Kitty about the yuckier habits of dogs, and the end matter includes information on adopting pets from shelters. As always, Bruel's writing is hilarious, and his excellent illustrations make the story complete. Bad Kitty fans will enjoy this volume immensely.—Sarah Reid, Broome County Public Library, Binghamton, NY --Sarah Reid (Reviewed November 1, 2014) (School Library Journal, vol 60, issue 11, p76)
  • Puppy and Uncle Murray escape a rampaging Bad Kitty for a day's adventure on the town. Bad Kitty's acting crazier than usual. Puppy never minds, but Uncle Murray rescues him anyway, and the two go for a walk. Uh-oh! Uncle Murray forgot Puppy's leash, so he gets a ticket from a police officer. Puppy has to do his business and…Uncle Murray has no bags to clean up—another ticket. Puppy's collar and tags are at home…another ticket. Poor Uncle Murray! Maybe a trip to the dog park will help. Puppy meets a new friend—in the way puppies do—and when he and Uncle Murray get separated, Puppy ends up in the pound. Will Uncle Murray rescue him? What about Puppy's new friends? And what of Bad Kitty's conniption? Bruel lets Bad Kitty's drooling, happy canine sibling have a tale of his own. As in previous chapter-book-length outings in the series, the story is heavily illustrated and dotted with two-page informational spreads. This time, Bad Kitty takes over Uncle Murray's lecturing duties to speak on differences in potty habits between cats and dogs and the reasons dogs sniff bottoms. Perhaps it's not the best of the series, but it offers plenty of good, goofy fun that's ever-so-slightly instructional. Bad Kitty fans will certainly embrace Puppy's first outing since Poor Puppy (2007). (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-11)(Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2014)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10410142
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bruel, Nick
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
LC call number
PZ7.B82832
LC item number
Ban 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 4
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
  • 3.1.
  • 3.1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Bad Kitty
Series volume
0008
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Humorous stories
  • Cats
  • Dogs
Target audience
primary
Label
Bad Kitty : Puppy's big day, Nick Bruel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Neal Porter Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 155)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn876466404
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
155 pages
Isbn
9781626723061
Lccn
2014010357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)876466404
Label
Bad Kitty : Puppy's big day, Nick Bruel
Publication
Note
"A Neal Porter Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 155)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn876466404
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
155 pages
Isbn
9781626723061
Lccn
2014010357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)876466404

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