Synopses & Reviews
From the creator of Peanut Butter and Cupcake comes a birthday book starring everyone's favorite dessert!
What's a cupcake to do when she needs to plan her birthday party? In this hilarious, kid-friendly homage to food and birthdays, Cupcake runs through tons of ideas while her best friend, Blueberry Muffin, finds reasons why they won't work: Soup gets seasick; Donut melts in the sun; someome might get squashed during musical chairs; and Cupcake is not very good at limbo (her icing might get sliced off!). Just as Cupcake is ready to crumble, Blueberry Muffin has one last idea that just might save the day.
With laugh-out-loud visual gags (like a band made up of beans--the musical fruit, of course), this book is sure to put a birthday smile on any kid's face (and on adult faces as well).
Praise for PEANUT BUTTER and CUPCAKE:
"Borders witty food comedy will lure children who are hungry for clever visual entertainment."--Publishers Weekly
"[Z]any creative photographs. [A] read-aloud hit."--School Library Journal
"In the second early chapter book starring this perennial sourpuss, Bad Kitty's day starts off with a special alphabetical 'Birthday Breakfast' that includes Aardvark Bagels, Clam Doughnuts and Eel Fritters. Each chapter focuses on a different part of the day's festivities (Bad Kitty is excited about the prospect of presents, but less so about looking through an old photo album and decorating the house). Eventually, some aptly named guests such as Strange Kitty, Chatty Kitty and Stinky Kitty arrive, and the story becomes a whodunit when Bad Kitty's presents vanish and the prime suspect ends up being the lovable slow-wit, Puppy. The appearance of Bad Kitty's Mama, who sports a pearl necklace and a vacuous expression, offers briefly a softer side of the feline. Bruel has fun with the format, using footnotes, different font sizes, comedic/informative interludes about cat behavior ('Uncle Murray's Fun Facts') and lengthy side stories that take place in corner panels to add to the story's freewheeling atmosphere. But as usual, it's Bad Kitty's unapologetic, curmudgeon nature that delivers the laugh-out-loud funny. Ages 7 10. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
It's Bad Kitty's birthday, and you're invited! Bad Kitty's second illustrated novel is packed with deadpan humor, rich tidbits of cat information -- and even some suspense! Who took Kitty's presents? Why are Kitty's friends so bizzare? Readers will laugh out loud at Kitty's feline mood swings, and they'll be touched by the heartwarming visit from a surprise guest.
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.
Who doesnt love cake and presents and party games? Bad Kitty, of course.
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!
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.