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Bad Kitty vs Uncle Murray by Nick Bruel
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Bad Kitty vs Uncle Murray (original 2010; edition 2010)

by Nick Bruel

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Title:Bad Kitty vs Uncle Murray
Authors:Nick Bruel
Info:Roaring Brook Press (2010), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 160 pages
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Funny.....but short and not so well written....

Kitty's family goes on a weeks vacation with the promise that they will bring her back a "very big surprise"..... Meanwhile Uncle Murray comes to take care of Bad Kitty & Dog.... What ensues is a riot, led by Bad Kitty.... ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 18, 2016 |
Bad Kitty gets left behind when his family leaves for a week, but not to worry, Uncle Murray is coming to pet sit. This book involves many different elements of writing. It has humorous short chapters, nonfiction sections about animals, and graphic novel elements. Uncle Murray and Bad Kitty go through some rough spells, but in the end they figure out how to get along. The house looks a bit worse for wear though. The end of the book involves a new addition to the house-hold that I am sure we will encounter in another book.
  BrandiMichelle | Jun 9, 2014 |
Uncle Murray first appears in Bad Kitty when Kitty threatens to "eat Uncle Murray" if she's not fed any of her favorite foods. Since then he's been a recurring comic foil for Kitty.

In Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray the rivalry is explained and turned into another cat behavior lesson. This time the focus is on why cats are prone to spooking. Among the lessons are why cats howl, why they poof themselves up and why they won't eat when their human family leaves.

Interjected with the lessons are the points of view of both Kitty and Murray. Kitty's part of the story is reminiscent of the two picture books, Bad Kitty and Poor Puppy. Contrasted against Kitty's horror movie view of the world is Murray's rather gentle but confused state. He wants to take good care of Kitty and Puppy but just can't seem to get Kitty's trust. Murray seems to be a nice guy.

Fans of the series and owners of high strung cats will enjoy the book. ( )
  pussreboots | Jul 31, 2013 |
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  BRCSBooks | Nov 22, 2011 |
"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 ( )
  Legos | Sep 13, 2011 |
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[From back cover]:  Get ready to rumble!  Bad Kitty's owners have left her and Puppy alone for a week with good ol' Uncle Murray as pet sitter.  How will he survive?  Can he even make it out alive?
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Kitty's owners are taking a week off and leaving Kitty and Puppy at home with Uncle Murray. It isn't long before Uncle Murray is driven to near madness by shenanigans of epic proportions.

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