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Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray 03/13/11
>Uncle Murray first appears in Bad Kitty when Kitty threatens to "eat Uncle Murray" if she's not fed any of her favorite foods. Since then he's been a recurring comic foil for Kitty.
In Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray the rivalry is explained and turned into another cat behavior lesson. This time the focus is on why cats are prone to spooking. Among the lessons are why cats howl, why they poof themselves up and why they won't eat when their human family leaves.
Interjected with the lessons are the points of view of both Kitty and Murray. Kitty's part of the story is reminiscent of the two picture books, Bad Kitty and Poor Puppy. Contrasted against Kitty's horror movie view of the world is Murray's rather gentle but confused state. He wants to take good care of Kitty and Puppy but just can't seem to get Kitty's trust. Murray seems to be a nice guy.
Fans of the series and owners of high strung cats will enjoy the book.