Synopses & Reviews
Itand#8217;s Chadand#8217;s first spring as a batboy, and the Pine City Porcupines are hotand#8212;until they come up against the league-leading Heron Lake Humdingers. Now Chadand#8217;s got a whole lineup of problems: his favorite player, shortstop Mike Stammer, thinks heand#8217;s jinxed; Dylan, the other batboy, doesnand#8217;t even like baseball; thereand#8217;s a goofy new porcupine mascot on the field; plus, Chad has to fill in as batboy for the Herons. Itand#8217;s a good thing thereand#8217;s something in the cardsand#8212;his baseball cards, that isand#8212;that can help Chad sort it all out.
“The frenetic black-and-white illustrations are just plain hysterical. . . . Fun for all, especially fans.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Its Bad Kittys unapologetic, curmudgeon nature that delivers the laugh-out-loud funny.”—Publishers Weekly
“Bruels fast-paced humor is just right for the beginning chapter book set, and the interplay of the text with the comic black-and-white illustrations ratchets up the zaniness level. . . . A frenzied fusion of fiction and nonfiction with plenty of appeal for young readers.”—School Library Journal
It's Bad Kitty's birthday and everyone is invited. Bad Kitty's second illustrated novel is packed with deadpan humor, rich tidbits of cat information--and even some suspense. Illustrations.
Get ready to party!
Its Bad Kittys birthday, and shes wishing for a special gift. If she doesnt get it, well . . . things wont be pretty for her guests. The guest list includes Chatty Kitty, Strange Kitty, Stinky Kitty, and her other neighborhood “pals.” Plus, dont forget Uncle Murray and Poor Puppy! Join in on the fun in this riotous companion to Bad Kitty Gets a Bath!
Who doesnt love cake and presents and party games? Bad Kitty, of course.
About the Author
NICK BRUEL is the author and illustrator of Boing!, Who Is Melvin Bubble? (a Junior Library Guild and Children's Book of the Month Club Selection), and of course Bad Kitty and Poor Puppy. Bob and Otto, written by his father Robert and illustrated by Nick, was the One Picture Book/One Community selection for Miami Dade and Broward counties for the 2007-2008 school year. He is also the illustrator of Roaring Brook's five Dick King Smith chapter books. His next book will be another Bad Kitty chapter book, Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray, from Roaring Brook in Fall 2010. Nick lives with his wife Carina in Tarrytown, NY.