Visiting Author for Schools: Nick Bruel

Nick Bruel

Thursday, January 18, 2018 (Nick Bruel will visit two schools; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please include your preference.) *ONLY THE MORNING SLOT IS AVAILABLE.

Nick Bruel

Nick Bruel is the author and illustrator of the phenomenally successful Bad Kitty series. Nick has also written and illustrated popular picture books, including Who Is Melvin Bubble?, Bob and Otto, and his most recent A Wonderful Year. Nick lives with his wife and daughter in Westchester, New York. 

ABOUT THE BOOK: Bad Kitty Camp Daze
Kitty’s life is really hard. Like really, REALLY hard. All she asks for is twenty-two hours a day to sleep and food to be delivered morning and night. But does she get it? No. And when Puppy and Baby get a little rambunctious during her naptime, Kitty gets bonked on the head and starts to believe she’s… a dog. This new dynamic freaks out Puppy so he’s sent away to Uncle Murray’s Camp for Stressed Out Dogs to relax in nature with other canine campers. But guess who sneaks along? Still believing she’s a dog, Kitty fits right in. That is until she and Uncle Murray encounter a bear, and then the feline claws come out.

30 minutes, plus Q&A (but flexible). Nick usually talks through the book he’s presenting, shows some blow-ups of the artwork, and does a drawing demonstration. Signing note: Nick no longer personalizes books for signings, but does include doodles. 

Elementary School; grades 2-5

The more the better!

Easel, markers, projector (preferable if school provides laptop with PowerPoint), projector screen. And a bottle of water.  

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Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees. 

Link to share with students and their families to order Nick's book: Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email me the name of the student and parent's name and I can check.

Bad Kitty Camp Daze Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626728851
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 2nd, 2018

Bad Kitty Goes to the Vet Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250103802
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Square Fish - January 3rd, 2017

Bad Kitty Takes the Test Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250143549
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - January 2nd, 2018

Bad Kitty School Daze Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250039477
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - January 7th, 2014

Bad Kitty: Puppy's Big Day Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250073303
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - January 5th, 2016

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath Cover Image
By Nick Bruel, Nick Bruel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780312581381
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - September 2009