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September 23, 2015

Today we gave a book in the Bad Kitty series to my friend Lena’s son Malcolm (see also Feb 3 and August 4). Malcolm is a feisty little 7-year old who loves sports and all things athletic. Unlike our son Theo, he also loves math, but like our Theo at the same age, he hasn’t developed a love of reading yet. Like me, Lena has been searching for books that will capture the imagination and attention of her young lad, and she had mentioned to me that he’d liked the Bad Kitty series. So had we, and in fact it was one of the first series of books that Theo had begun read by himself when he was in 3rd grade. In this series, the author, Nick Bruel, who writes and illustrates the books, has created a truly whimsical character in this series – a cat who wreak havoc around her owner’s house when she is upset. And she’s upset quite often, like when she’s forced to have a bath, she’s not fed, or when the puppy is around. The appearance of the kitty, who is mostly black with a tuft of white fur on her chest, is apparently modeled after a cat named Zou-zou that the Bruel had as a child. One of the reasons Theo took to the book so quickly is that one of our cats, Mystic, has the same coloring, and also goes a bit berserk from time to time.

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