BN.com Gift Guide

Bandit

Overview

Poor Bandit! His toy basket, fuzzy mouse, blanket, and bed are gone. So is his litter box, food bowl, and tuna. Then his owner carries him to the car. What’s happening? Is he going to the vet, or on vacation, or . . . is he moving? Bandit’s adventure comes to life with Vincent Nguyen’s vivid, retro full-page and paneled illustrations featuring graphite pencil, ink, watercolor, and digital media.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Paperback (Reprint)
$9.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $4.95   
  • New (8) from $4.95   
  • Used (3) from $9.98   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

Poor Bandit! His toy basket, fuzzy mouse, blanket, and bed are gone. So is his litter box, food bowl, and tuna. Then his owner carries him to the car. What’s happening? Is he going to the vet, or on vacation, or . . . is he moving? Bandit’s adventure comes to life with Vincent Nguyen’s vivid, retro full-page and paneled illustrations featuring graphite pencil, ink, watercolor, and digital media.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
AGERANGE: Ages 5 to 9.

Through the perspective of a household pet cat, the reader senses Bandit's confusion as he encounters a new experience--moving day. While his familiar surroundings are changing rapidly, Bandit questions and comments on all the activity. He sees furniture being moved and notices boxes stacked in the rooms. Furthermore, his toys, bed, litter box, and food are no longer in their usual places. Bandit does not understand the commotion in the household and suddenly, he finds himself placed in the cat carrier. Based on his previous experiences involving the carrier, Bandit thinks that he is going on a trip to the vet, until the duration of the car ride hints differently. The baffled cat is brought to a new and strange location where nothing is familiar. Bandit decides to escape and find his way back home. Unfortunately, there are new occupants in the place he knew as home. Along with the narrative, Bandit's comments, captured in speech bubbles, express his feelings in the story frames. The story is presented in the format of a graphic novel for younger children. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2- Bandit the cat is annoyed to discover that his bed, toys, and tuna are missing. He is doubly annoyed when he is placed in his carrier and put in the car. He thinks he is going to the vet. Then, because the journey is taking too long, he thinks he is going on vacation. When he arrives at an empty house, he is unimpressed ("Some vacation!") and promptly makes his way back across town to his favorite sunny spot in his house. Except it's not his house anymore. He has moved, which is "mews" to him. His owner finds him and takes him to his new house, where his bed, his toys, and a fresh bowl of tuna await him. At last, Bandit is home. By telling the story from the point of view of an extremely territorial pet, Rostoker-Gruber approaches the issue of moving in a fresh way. Bandit's experience and reaction will resonate with children who have moved themselves: the 'tude he exhibits, the resignation with which he says good-bye to all that is familiar, and the comfort he feels in finding favorite objects, even if they are in an unfamiliar place. Nguyen's mixed-media illustrations have an attractive Pop Art style, reminiscent of the comic-book and newsprint look of artist Roy Lichtenstein. While this title certainly will be useful in soothing the nerves of children preparing to move, it stands on its own as a funny, stylish book about a determined cat.-Kara Schaff Dean, Walpole Public Library, MA

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781477815908
  • Publisher: Two Lions
  • Publication date: 1/21/2014
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 1,402,178
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Author Karen Rostoker-Gruber is a published humorist. She has written several books for adults and two other children’s books, Rooster Can’t Cock-a-Doodle-Doo and Food Fright. Karen is a ventriloquist and performs for schools and libraries all over New Jersey. She lives with her husband and daughter in Branchburg, New Jersey.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)