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 Bad Kitty camp daze (Bad Kitty)
 Author: Bruel, Nick

 Publisher:  Roaring Brook Press (2018)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 160 p., ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 163344 ISBN: 9781626728851
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Cats -- Fiction
 Dogs -- Fiction
 Camps -- Fiction
 Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction
 Infants -- Fiction
Chapter Books
Humorous Fiction

Price: $19.78

When Puppy and Baby get rambunctious during Kitty's naptime, Kitty gets bonked on the head and believes she's a dog. Puppy is so stressed by Kitty's change Uncle Murray sends Puppy to camp to relax, only to have Kitty sneak along. Will Kitty snap out of it?

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.80
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 192810
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 2.60
   Points: 4.0   Quiz: 72757

   Kirkus Reviews (10/15/17)
   School Library Journal (01/01/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 01/01/2018 POPGr 2–4—Bad Kitty returns in a complicated tale of amnesia, mistaken identity, and camping fun. After Kitty's bowl hits her on the head, she believes she is a dog and imitates everything Puppy does. Baby notices how Kitty is acting and says, "Kitty no cad! Kitty dog!" but no one will listen. Puppy goes to camp, and Kitty tags along for sing-alongs, campfires, games of fetch, and swimming in the lake. Even camp director Uncle Murray believes that Kitty is a small dog. Interspersed throughout are fun facts from Uncle Murray about why dogs are better at fetch or like to swim more than cats, and why cats like catnip. Fans of the series will love this newest adventure. The role reversal of Kitty wearing Puppy out with demands to play and the antics of the dogs at camp create plenty of hilarious moments. Bruel's images of Kitty with unfocused eyes, droopy ears, and tongue hanging in classic dog fashion complement the uproarious story. VERDICT A seamless melding of text and illustrations. A must-have for early chapter book readers.—Suzanne Costner, Fairview Elementary School, Maryville, TN - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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