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Reviews:
Alphabet Adventure by Audrey Wood
The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr
Angels of Interstate 29 by Donald James Parker
Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel
Beyond Another Door by Sonia Levitin
The Boy Who Would Live Forever by Frederik Pohl
Chiggers by Hope Larson
Choosing to Be by Kat Tansey
The Comical Tragedy or Tragical Comedy of Mr. Punch by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
The Curandero and the Swede: A Tale from the 1001 American Nights by Daniel Abraham
Doctor Who and the War Games by Malcolm Hulke
Dragons, Dragons by Eric Carle
Epitaph for a Peach by David Mas Masumoto
Feng Shui in Your Garden by Roni Jay
Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Anne Mirand and Ed Emberley
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
That Hell-Bound Train by Robert Bloch
The Host by Stephanie Meyer
Jellaby Volume 1 by Kean Soo
Kosher by Design Lightens Up by Susie Fishbein
The Last Valentine by James Michael Pratt
Life Sucks by Jessica Abel, Gabe Soria and Warren Pleece
Jesus Swept by James Protzman
Overexposed: The Price of Fame by Eliot Tiegel
Quickstone by Marc Laidlaw
Rich Brother, Rich Sister by Robert and Emi Kiyosaki
The Secrets of a Fire King by Kim Edwards
Unstrung Zither by Yoon Ha Lee
A Very Hairy Scary Story by Rick Walton
The View from on High by Steven R. Boyett

Ulysses:
Episode 6: Hades: Agent Caitlin 'Kate' Todd
Episode 7: Aeolus: J. Jonah Jameson
Episode 8: The Laestrygonians: Earl's Court to Islington
Episode 9: Scylla and Charybdis: If I Had a Hammer

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for Bad Kitty

Bad KittyBad Kitty: 04/29/09

Bad Kitty is the first of three books (the other two being Poor Puppy and Bad Kitty Gets a Bath featuring a "bad bad BAD kitty" who wasn't always bad. Bad Kitty is destructive when things don't go her way. She's somewhere between your typical cat and your typical toddler.

Like many picture books for the children in pre-school to early elementary school, Bad Kitty uses the alphabet to frame its story. In most of the alphabetic picture books I've read, the alphabetic sequence is completed one, maybe twice. In Bad Kitty, the sequence is completed four times.

The book can be divided into the bad and the good of Bad Kitty's day. The family she lives with have run out of cat food. They offer her instead a variety of vegetarian options from A to Z. Kitty retaliates twenty six times, in alphabetical order (of course). Kitty though gets a chance to redeem herself when her family returns with things better than cat food including things like "an assortment of anchovies" and sillier things like "Uncle Al." Kitty undoes her bad things (in a slightly different but still alphabetical order) and decides not to eat Uncle Al (much to his relief, I'm sure).

As with any book in a series, it ends on a cliff hanger. Kitty for being so good gets a reward. Except it's not exactly what she was hoping for. Can you guess what it is?

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Comment #1: Thursday, April, 30, 2009 at 11:03:58

Margo Dill

Hey, thanks for including my blog here! I love this book, and Nick Bruel stopped by my blog and left some GREAT comments. Check them out in the comments section of the Bad Kitty post on Read These Books and Use Them! :)

Thanks again,
Margo



Comment #2: Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 15:43:35

Pussreboots

You're welcome. I like his advice on doing alphabet games. We do that sort of thing at home.