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The Resource Bruno, the standing cat, Nadine Robert & Jean Jullien

Bruno, the standing cat, Nadine Robert & Jean Jullien

Label
Bruno, the standing cat
Title
Bruno, the standing cat
Statement of responsibility
Nadine Robert & Jean Jullien
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Bruno is an unusual cat who stands on two legs, loves riding his skateboard, and gives great back rubs
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Character
Illustration
Review
  • Preschool-Grade 1 Bruno, a tuxedo cat, isn’t your average kitty—something Peter quickly finds out and, happily, doesn’t mind in the least. Delivered to Peter’s front doorstep, Bruno stands up on his hind legs as soon as his box is opened, and bipedal he stays. Peter, who has always wanted a cat and doesn’t care a lick that Bruno walks on two legs rather than four, happily adopts him. After school one day, Peter’s friend Pam joins them at the park, and she’s full of questions about what a “standing cat” does. It turns out that standard feline activities, from mousing to playing with yarn, are of no interest to Bruno, who would rather skateboard or chew bubble gum. This comical story upends reader expectations and is perfect for group sharing. Its one-dimensional, thick-lined illustrations are positioned on simple backgrounds, often a solid color, which allows young readers to stay focused on Bruno’s antics. A sweet concluding scene draws this entertaining story about individuality and friendship to a close. -- Julia Smith (Reviewed 3/15/2019) (Booklist, vol 115, number 14, p72)
  • One morning, Peter, wearing a sky blue outfit and a wide-eyed expression, hears meowing out of a box labeled “Bruno” that he finds on his doorstep. When he opens it, a cat rises up expectantly on his hind legs, face-to-face with the child. Robert (Toshi’s Little Treasures) offers not so much a story as an amusing catalogue of Bruno’s accomplishments. When Peter’s friend Pam invites him to the park, Bruno goes with them, running on his hind legs. “How did you teach your cat to do that?” Pam asks. “I didn’t teach him,” Peter says truthfully. “He could always do that.” (Bruno looks at the audience with a pleased expression.) Thickly stroked black lines by Jullien (Why the Face?) give bold clarity to his characteristic artwork. A series of images shown against brightly colored matte backgrounds is devoted to the ways Bruno defies feline expectation. He prefers bubble gum to cat food, playing house to batting yarn, and would rather give Peter a massage than scratch the furniture. Bruno’s facial expressions provide most of the laughs—they range from horror to disdain to great delight—and the standing cat’s distinctive personality makes the book well worth sitting down with. Ages 3–7. (Apr.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 02/18/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 7, p)
  • The whimsical story of a cat not bound by stereotypical cat behavior. Early one morning Peter hears a mewing sound. When he goes to check he finds at the door a box with "Bruno" written on it. Upon Peter's opening the box, "Bruno the cat rose up on his back legs. "Gee, Bruno! You're standing!" Peter exclaims. And so starts the story of the friendship between an accepting boy and his unique cat. Pam, Peter's friend, has many questions about Bruno: "Can Bruno catch mice?" "Does Bruno like to play with balls of yarn?" "Does Bruno scratch his claws everywhere?" Jullien's depictions of Bruno's reactions to the banality of the questions are perfect. Of course a cat that prefers standing on his hind legs also prefers chasing mice on a skateboard; playing house and serving tea; giving back rubs and chewing bubble gum—and he's an ace at catching a thrown ball. For Peter, though, the most important thing is that Bruno "is [his] friend!" The simple, cartoonlike illustrations, heavily outlined in black and backgrounded by saturated pastels, are as whimsical as the story. The tuxedo cat's expressions as it regards a bowl of kibble or gets down and boogies are priceless. Peter has olive skin and straight, black hair while Pam has brown skin and a tight, black Afro. Originally published in French, this Canadian import should be a welcome addition to the unique-pets bookshelf. (Picture book. 3-6) (Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2019)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10767392
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robert, Nadine
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.R5392
LC item number
Br 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Jullien, Jean
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cats
  • Friendship
  • Picture books for children
  • Cats
  • Friendship
  • Picture books for children
  • Cats
  • Friendship
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Bruno, the standing cat, Nadine Robert & Jean Jullien
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Canada in hardcover and in French by Comme des geants Inc., Montreal, in 2017."
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
on1096325734
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780525647140
Lccn
2019286206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1096325734
Label
Bruno, the standing cat, Nadine Robert & Jean Jullien
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Canada in hardcover and in French by Comme des geants Inc., Montreal, in 2017."
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
on1096325734
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780525647140
Lccn
2019286206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1096325734

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