Bad Kitty goes to dog camp? How did that happen?
All Bad Kitty was trying to do was get in her usual 22 hours of sleep. First Puppy wants to play and barks her awake. Then Baby burbles and startles her. Then the doorbell rings—but it’s a present for Bad Kitty. A collar with a nametag…but it’s misspelled! Her disgruntlement is assuaged by a dish full of Chinese takeaway. However, she doesn’t get to eat it: Puppy and Baby knock it over. In a fit of pique, Kitty kicks her bowl, which bounces back and bonks her on the noggin—and she comes to think she’s a dog. Her doggy behavior (unnoticed by her clueless, unseen human) so frazzles Puppy that their human sends him to Uncle Murray’s Camp for Stressed-out Dogs for the weekend—and Bad Kitty stows away. Goofy adventures ensue, dotted with occasional breaks for Uncle Murray’s Fun Facts on such topics as why dogs are better at fetch than cats and why cats hate water more than dogs do. A catnip-induced visit from Bastet, Egyptian goddess of cats, reminds Bad Kitty of who she is in time to save the day. Bruel’s 11th Bad Kitty chapter book (not including the recent how-to-draw-comics tome) will satisfy her millions of fans with plenty of cat-titude and feline foolishness.
She’s conquered dog camp; outer space must be next! (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-12)