What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
What's the story?
In BAD KITTY DRAWN TO TROUBLE, author-illustrator Nick Bruel first introduces himself and then takes readers through a Bad Kitty story, introducing Kitty as the main character and proposing a few ideas for settings before deciding on Kitty's home. The story needs conflict: Kitty loves to eat, but she needs to go on a diet. Puppy comes in as the antagonist who eats all of Kitty's food. She faints from shock, and the author proposes putting her on an all-turnip diet to recover. Kitty packs her bags to leave, but a giant octopus at the door forces her back. Bruel brings it all together for a closed ending, with Kitty now loving turnips -- but Kitty doesn't like that ending and convinces him to bring back her usual heaping pile of cat food.
Is it any good?
Families can talk about...
- Families can talk about the elements of storytelling with a favorite bedtime story, TV show, or movie. Can you identify a plot point, the antagonist, or a MacGuffin?
- What's the difference between creating media inspired by another creative work -- such as Bad Kitty -- and copying?
- Do you prefer stories with open endings or closed endings?
|Topics:||Book characters, Cats, dogs, and mice|
|Publisher:||Roaring Brook Press|
|Publication date:||January 7, 2014|
|Number of pages:||128|
|Publisher's recommended age(s):||7 - 10|
|Read aloud:||7 - 8|
|Read alone:||7 - 10|
|Available on:||Hardback, iBooks, Kindle|