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 Bad Kitty vs Uncle Murray : the uproar at the front door (Bad Kitty)
 Author: Bruel, Nick

 Publisher:  Roaring Brook Press (2010)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 157 p., ill., 21 cm.

 BTSB No: 163328 ISBN: 9781596435964
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Subjects:
 Cats -- Fiction
 Food -- Fiction
 Animal behavior -- Fiction
Genres:
Chapter Books
Humorous Fiction
Animals

Price: $20.18

Summary:
A smackdown between Kitty and her archenemy, Uncle Murray.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.90
   Points: .5   Quiz: 140204
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 2.30
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 50723

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 2 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 2.RF Fluency
   Grade 3 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 3.RF Fluency

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (07/15/10)
   School Library Journal (08/01/10)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2010 Gr 2–4—The cantankerous cat is back, and her claws are out in this picture-laden chapter book. Uncle Murray, who has appeared in previous books to give his "Fun Facts" about cats, is here to "pet sit" Bad Kitty and Poor Puppy. The feline is not happy with this arrangement and gives Uncle Murray a horrible time, skittishly jumping out at him when he least expects it. When Murray pulls out the dreaded vacuum cleaner, Bad Kitty bolts out the door and into the street. By the end of the pet-sitting arrangement, a ragged, dirty, glazed Murray keeps repeating wistfully, "fish don't bite or scream or chase you around the house…." Different fonts and huge scrawling words appear throughout, and the black-and-white cartoons on every page often show Bad Kitty and Murray with exaggerated gestures. The style gives the book a fast pace and adds to the comedic atmosphere. However, it's Uncle Murray's good-natured bumbling against Bad Kitty's cranky craziness that will get the giggles going.—Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Kearns Library, UT - Copyright 2010 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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