Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray

Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray

by Nick Bruel


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ISBN-13: 9780312674830
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 05/10/2011
Series: Bad Kitty Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 71,915
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Nick Bruel is the author and illustrator of New York Times bestseller Boing! and the Bad Kitty books, among others. He is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist, and during his down time, he collects PEZ dispensers and grows tomatoes in the backyard. He lives in Tarrytown, NY with his wife Carina and their lovely cat Esmerelda.

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Welcome to Pussycat Paradise, where everything you see is made entirely out of FOOD—food for your belly!

The mountains are made out of kibble. The trees are made out of sausages and bacon. Cans of cat food grow out of the ground. And the grass is made out of catnip.

Yes, Kitty! Eat! EAT! Food is everywhere! The rocks are made out of turkey and giblets. The dirt is made out of tuna fish. Even the rivers flow with beef gravy.

And the best part, of course, is that YOU are the only one here! No dogs to hound you. No people to make you take a bath. There is no one else here. Only you.

Be careful, Kitty. Don't touch that can. It's the only thing holding up that gigantic chicken liver.

OH NO! TOO LATE! The gigantic chicken liver is going to fall! Look out, Kitty! LOOK OUT!!


Sorry, Kitty. I hope I didn't wake you when I dropped the suitcase.

That's right, Kitty. We're going on a little trip. We'll be gone for a while

Sorry, Kitty. You're not going with us. You'll have to stay home with Puppy

Excerpted from Bad Kitty Vs Uncle Murray by Nick Bruel.

Copyright © 2010 by Nick Bruel.

Published in 2010 by Roaring Brook Press

All rights reserved. This work is protected under copyright laws and reproduction is strictly prohibited. Permission to reproduce the material in any manner or medium must be secured from the Publisher.

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Bad Kitty Vs Uncle Murray 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
NickieHicks More than 1 year ago
The book Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray by Nick Bruel is a continuation of the Bad Kitty series. This is a chapter book written for children ages 7 and up. This is the first time I have read any of the Bad Kitty books and I actually really liked this one. In this book the unnamed and unseen human owners are going out of town and promise to bring back a special surprise for Bad Kitty and puppy. The bad kitty and puppy are left under the care of Uncle Murray. Bad Kitty is very concerned when he hears this information and gives Uncle Murray a hard time. The book guides the reader through the crazy adventures of Bad Kitty and puppy, but is broken up by uncle Murray’s informational asides about cats and why they act the way they do. Bad Kitty and Uncle Murray do eventually make amends just in time for the owners to return home. This book is absolutely hilarious and a quick easy read. These chapter books have many pictures and are designed to bridge the gap between picture books and chapter books. The author, Nick Bruel, does a good job making it a little easier for children to transition between picture books and chapter books. I understand why children are drawn to these books. This one is funny, entertaining, informational and a joy to read. I definitely recommend this book to young readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my 6y.o. who started out with original Bad Kitty book. We both love this book and found it to be hilarious. And it has been so much fun for me to read (and re-read) to her. The cast of kitties from "Happy Birthday Bad Kitty" return for guest appearances (we are hoping for a "Strange Kitty" stand alone book).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book!! It is awesome
Sweetonbooks More than 1 year ago
Uncle Murray comes to take care of Bad Kitty and Puppy while their owners go away. Let the games begin. First of all, Bad Kitty is a touchy little cat. Bad Kitty needs to be handled with care and Uncle Murray is like a bull in a china shop. After some hilarious non-starters, Uncle Murray decides that goofy cat isn't worth it and he leaves. However, responsibility gets the better of him and lucky for us readers, Uncle Murray returns to take care of the animals. An uneasy alliance is formed. When the pets' owners return, Uncle Murray is somewhat catatonic and is mumbling about what nice pets fish make. The best part of the book is the last page when Bad Kitty is introduced to the reason his owners have been gone for a week: the new baby. This reader eagerly awaits the next book that will no doubt pit baby against Kitty. Bruel has created a funny little character in Bad Kitty. Kitty is part drama queen and part neurotic prone to fits of delusions that are sidesplittingly funny. Kids and adults will enjoy reading this book together. Bruel also offers the reader a wealth of information in the form of "Fun Facts". For example, one fun fact section is entitled, "Why are Cats Afraid of Vacuum Cleaners?" In this well illustrated book, there is also a graphic component with comics interspersed throughout. I see reluctant readers of all types eating these books up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We thought this was hilarious!  Bad Kitty is very mean to Uncle Murray when he is petsitting.   Uncle Murray didn't feed the animals for 20 minutes, Bad Kitty was so hungry that she tried to eat the puppy's leg that looked like turkey.  It was also funny when all of the cats from the neighborhood attacked Uncle Murray, one even had a spatula. The end was surprising and made us want to read more.  We recommend this to children and adults who like to laugh at silly animals.    
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So hilarious
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My mom got this book on my phone :-)
Legos on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"I really like this book and I think it is quite funny and hilarious. I like how Uncle Murray's Fun Facts are educational as well. In the beginning of Bad Kitty Meets the Baby I think it's cool that is takes off from the end of Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray and shows WHY Uncle Murray was pet sitting Bad Kitty and Puppy. I think it's funny in the Kitty Diaries that 10 minutes is like a week for Kitty". - Joshua L. - 13 years old.This series of books are hilarious and a very fun read for children. In this one Uncle Murray, a very large but lovable guy, is pet sitting Bad Kitty and Puppy for the week. Uncle Murray tries to make peace with Bad Kitty from the beginning but Bad Kitty is just¿well¿BAD! He doesn't like or trust Uncle Murray from the beginning and imagines all sorts of stuff aganist him. In the end, peace is made and then a surprise is shown as to WHY the parents were away which leads into the next book. Your kids will love this. Esther L - Mom of six
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It was funny and cool at the same time #??
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My mom let me get this book because I wanted it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it but wat number is this secound third ????
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