Bad Kitty – Drawn to Trouble by Nick Bruel

WOO!!! 2-hour school delay AGAIN!!!ย  SNOW DAY!!!

Let’s celebrate with something bad… Bad Kitty, that is! ๐Ÿ˜€

drawntotraoubleBad Kitty – Drawn to Trouble

By Nick Bruel

128 pages – ages 7+

Published by Roaring Brook Press on January 7. 2014

Bad Kitty is back! But, this time, she’s not alone! Her creator, Nick Bruel, is right in the plot! With the (unwilling) help of Kitty, Mr. Bruelย tells us readers how to write a good story . The reader learns about protagonists, setting, plot, conflict, foreshadowing and much more in a fun-filled way. The is that Kitty needs to go on a diet of turnips, because she’s gained a LOT of weight recently (thanks to Mr. Bruel and his trusty paint brush). But, the thing is, Kitty doesn’t even LIKE turnips. And, Puppy is eating all of her food. Plus, the giant octopuses outside the house (generously provided by Mr. Bruel) keep Kitty from running away.

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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. Bruelย  goes over (and a recipe for roasted turnips hee hee ๐Ÿ˜† ). I think kids of all ages will enjoy this book for the hilarious story and learn something along the way!

I give this book 5 out of 5 bookworms!fivebooks

To learn more about Mr. Bruel and his other books, visit his website, HERE.

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Check out a preview at Macmillan Publishers HERE.

Categories: Age 6-9, Comics / Graphic Novels, Erik's Favs

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44 replies

  1. Great review, Erik! I am a HUGE, HUGE (and I mean HUGE!) fan of Bad Kitty and Nick Bruel. Love the books! I can’t wait to pick up the latest one.

  2. This sounds great! I read another book in which the characters interacted with the author. It is titled The Grimm Conclusion by Adam Gidwitz. I loved it.

  3. Awesome review, Erik! I should write a turnip poem some time.

  4. Got it on hold – no time wasted! And congrats on the snow day!

  5. Because you introduced me to the Bad Kitty series, my granddaughter is hooked. She loves them! I saw that this book was to be released, so it was nice to read a good review.

    You’re way to excited about all of the snow days — but I know I felt the same way as a kid! And, there are two more major storms forming mid-week and early next week.


    Yay for snow days!

  7. I’m sending this book to my niece! Great post. And YAY on school delay! Hahahahah ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Mom is a big fan of Bad Kitty. She thinks it’s a refreshing change from Bad Doggie, which is apparently the story of her life…. I hope she brings this one home. It sounds like fun!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake the GOOD doggie

  9. Oh wow, we have to have this book. Thanks for another great recommendation and we are so excited you have joined 12×12. See you there.

  10. We hope you enjoyed the snow, today. Bad Kitty is so much fun. This book sounds perfect. Thank you for telling us about it.
    ~The S&K Gang

  11. Sounds like a book this ‘kid’ would love too. (How old do you have to be, to not be a ‘kid’?)

  12. I love Bad Kitty! This looks like a good one! Thanks Erik!

  13. I love fun stories about kitties and this looks like a super duper one. There is no such thing as a bad kitty, only one that hasn’t properly trained his/her human. Great review, SuperKid!

  14. Kitties are always good subject matter. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Very cool. Can’t wait to read it.

  16. Sounds very postmodern! Interesting.

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