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Bad kitty. Goes to the vet

Bad kitty Goes to the vet

Goes to the vet

Bad Kitty

Bad Kitty.
Bad kitty. Goes to the vet
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Publisher Info:
New York, New York : Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership, [2016]
Physical Description:
143 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Bad Kitty

Bad Kitty.
General Note:
"A Neal Porter Book."

Pagination may vary.
"Even the best bad kitties can get sick, and when it happens, it means just one thing: a visit to the vet!"-- Provided by publisher.


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J FIC BRUE New or Popular Picture Book

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When Kitty is happy and healthy, everything is perfect. She jumps around, eats everything in sight, and has the energy to keep slobbering puppies in their place. But when she's sick, all she can do is lie in her bed. Looks like it's time for this sick kitty to the vet.

When Kitty's family finally manages to get their clawing, angry pet into the doctor's office, it's a wild adventure for Kitty, who has to get the most dreaded thing of all...a shot. Once the shot is administered, Kitty is cast into an ingenious dream within a dream sequence in which she has to make right by Puppy or risk being shut out of PussyCat heaven forever.

This ninth installment of the popular Bad Kitty series from Nick Bruel is chock-full of brilliant supporting characters and, of course, the crankiest bad kitty you've ever seen.

Author Notes

Nick Bruel is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Some of his published credits include: Clever Duck, The Mouse Family Robinson, Bad Kitty Gets a Bath (Bad Kitty), and Under the Mishmash Trees. He made the New York Times Best Seller list for 2011 with A Bad Kitty Christmas and again in 2013 with his titles Bad Kitty School Daze and Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-Kitty looks terrible and she is not eating. When she gets to the vet, she does her best to be bad, but the vet knows how to handle a bad kitty. After a short exam, the vet gives Kitty a shot that, she thinks, means the end-Kitty finds herself waking up in Puppy Paradise because of her poor treatment of dogs on Earth. She is sent back, however, with the warning that the choices she makes in her world can have serious consequences for eternity. There are special conditions that she must honor in order to make it to Pussycat Paradise one day. Uncle Murray's facts, peppered throughout, help cat owners determine if they may have a sick cat. The illustrations are a delightful addition to a hilarious text and add charm and wit to an already beloved character. VERDICT Die-hard fans of this naughty feline will love this new story, and newcomers will be in for a treat. Even the most reluctant reader will have trouble putting this one down.-Wayne R. Cherry, Jr., First Baptist Academy Library, Houston, TX © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

Kitty gets an eschatological warning, not that it does much lasting good. A visit to the vet leads to a sedative-induced glimpse of Pussycat Paradise, where the winged gatekeeper promises that Kitty has 24 hours to perform one unconditionally kind deed for the dog she has tormented for so long, or else hellish Puppydog Paradise, with its eager canine hordes, will be her final destination. Thus challenged, Kitty frantically plies her drooling victim with unwanted gifts and wins redemption at the last moment with a spontaneous, comforting pat on his dim-witted noggin before returning to type by sharing a cream pie in the traditional fashion. Oh, she is a bad kitty. As usual, Bruel casts Kitty's misadventures in easily readable sequences of large and small comic panels, mixed with prose side commentary, dialogue enclosed in balloons, and large sound effects. Readers, at least, will come away with a clearer notion of the difference between giving for selfish reasons and genuine altruism.--Peters, John Copyright 2016 Booklist