He talked about how when he was writing Bad Kitty and he got to the letter U he had thought of writing urchins or unicorns but he didn't love any of those ideas. That's when he thought of uncle and instead of writing Uncle "Anybody" he thought he'd use the name of one of his uncle's, Uncle Murray.
He also talked about how he got the idea for Bad Kitty. He told us that it is very intimidating for him to look at a blank piece of paper so he does some mental exercises with his brain to get ready to write. One of the mental exercises he does is simply write down a bunch of titles of possible books. After writing down a bunch that he liked (and didn't like) he thought one in particular would stick. Guess which one that one was? You got it...Bad Kitty! Next, he started thinking about all of the things this bad kitty would do and he thought it would be fun to make a list and put them in alphabetical order. And, since it's food that often gets kitties into trouble, he incorporated that into the original Bad Kitty book.
Here's a video clip of Bad Kitty interviewing Mr. Bruel. It's a great addition to your author study!
Do you and your students love Bad Kitty as much as we do? Are you looking for a way to teach your students some election terms AND laugh out loud in the process?
If so, then this giveaway is for you!
What's up for grabs?
1 5x7 photo of Nick Bruel
1 autographed copy of Bad Kitty for President
What do you have to do?
Leave a comment and tell us how you're incorporating the elections into your classroom this year
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We'll choose one winner using the Random Generator on October 17th!
Here's an activity to go along with the book.
Just click the image below to download it from Google Docs!
And here's a link to some Bad Kitty games and lessons: