Bad Kitty Takes the Test
Bad Kitty Takes the Test

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Series: Bad Kitty   

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Annotation: Because of a recent string of embarrassing behavior, Kitty's cat license has been revoked and she must take a test to get it back so she can still be a cat.
Catalog Number: #152684
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Special Formats: Chapter Book Chapter Book
Publisher: Square Fish
Copyright Date: 2018
Edition Date: 2018
Pages: 151 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 1-250-14354-3 Perma-Bound: 0-605-99913-9
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-250-14354-9 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-99913-8
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2016027113
Dimensions: 21 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
Has Bad Kitty gone too far? In the latest installment, S.C.A.M. (The Society of Cat Aptitude Management) forces Kitty to take a remedial cat course, followed by a test, or her cat license will be revoked. Kitty is enraged. The class, taught by Strange Kitty (actually a dog) and a melodramatic mouse, includes classmates Chatty Kitty, Mittens (a chicken in a cat costume), and Uncle Murray (a human). Will Kitty have her license revoked by a tie-wearing chicken who only speaks in multiple-choice questions? As outlined on the final page, the moral of this absurdly humorous story is that education is more about asking questions than having answers. As with previous titles in this series, the story is told using a combination of comic-book panels, speech bubbles, off-page dialogue, and slapstick visual humor. Perhaps the most ridiculous Bad Kitty adventure ever, the plot is convoluted, lacking even a shred of realism. Bad Kitty fans will love the offbeat humor and bizarre situations in Bruel's newest book.
Horn Book
The Society of Cat Aptitude has revoked trouble-making Kitty's cat license, and she must take a test to get it back. After hours of preparation, she's ready...but the proctor is a chicken who's part of a plot to control the world. With its skewering of standardized testing, the absurdist (and occasionally informational, with facts interspersed) graphic narrative is one of the long-running series' stronger episodes.
Kirkus Reviews
How good is Bad Kitty at actually being a cat?Bad Kitty loves birds, but when she climbs a tree to play with two of them, it ends in a disastrous fall from the treetops. She rethinks her opinion of birds. The incident triggers a letter from the Society of Cat Aptitude Management; her cat license is being revoked for a series of “shameful un-catlike embarrassments”—such as the time she “woke up suddenly and fell behind the sofa” or when she “tried to jump on the desk but landed in the plants.” Not to mention that time the dog sat on her head when she was asleep. According to SCAM, Kitty must take a special class and then pass a test to get her cat license back. Kitty is not amused. The next day, she joins Chatty Kitty, an odd-looking cat named Mittens (a chicken with fake cat ears), and Uncle Murray (who thinks he’s in class to renew his driver’s license) for a course taught by Strange Kitty. They watch a specious video created by the test makers, TestPro, full of oddball cat facts, before the first of many pretests begins. The final test (administered by a chicken) couldn’t be more surprising. Bruel’s obvious anti–standardized-test agenda doesn’t tarnish Bad Kitty’s appeal in her 10th chapter-book appearance. Standardized-test companies may want to hurl hairballs, but the loopy humor and silly kitty cast will have fans purring with laughter. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-12)
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Word Count: 4,628
Reading Level: 3.4
Interest Level: K-3
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.4 / points: 1.0 / quiz: 187388 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:3.7 / points:4.0 / quiz:Q70277
Lexile: 610L

It's something everyone has to do at least once. Kitty is no different. In this new edition of the beloved, New York Times bestselling Bad Kitty series by Nick Bruel, Bad Kitty faces . . . a test Kitty is a BAD kitty, but is Kitty a bad cat? Based on her previous bad behavior, the Society of Cat Aptitude has determined that Kitty is not only a bad kitty but a bad cat. In order to redeem her feline status, Kitty must take an aptitude test to determine if she deserves to be a cat. If she fails, she will no longer be able to be a cat. With the help of Chatty Kitty, who is the instructor at Cat School, and Uncle Murray, who thinks he's just there to renew his driver's license, Kitty learns all about being a cat and a little about herself. Praise for Bad Kitty Takes the Test "Bad Kitty fans will love the offbeat humor and bizarre situations in Bruel's newest book." -- Booklist "Standardized-test companies may want to hurl hairballs, but the loopy humor and silly kitty cast will have fans purring with laughter." -- Kirkus Reviews

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