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Nick Bruel

Biography

Nick Bruel

Nick is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist residing in bucolic Tarrytown, NY with his lovely wife Carina and their lovely cat Esmerelda. He has an office in New York City.

During his down time, he collects PEZ dispensers and grows tomatoes in the backyard.

Nick Bruel

Books by Nick Bruel

by Nick Bruel - Children's, Children's 7-10, Fiction, Humor, Youth Fiction

When Puppy and Baby get a little rambunctious during Kitty's 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 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.

by Nick Bruel - Animals , Children's 7-10, Fiction, Humor

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.

by Nick Bruel - Children's 2-4, Picture

All Kitty wants to do is play her favorite video game. But Kitty has been playing her video game for FIVE hours. Now it's time for Kitty to:

go outside,
draw a picture,
read a book,
do anything other than play video games.

Kitty doesn't want to do any of these things...but eventually she does anyway, and discovers that some things are way more fun than video games.

by Nick Bruel - Children's 2-4, Picture

It's snowing. Kitty has never seen snow. So Kitty looks it up on the computer.

Snow is wet.
Snow is cold.
Snow is slippery.

Okay. Bad Kitty can handle this. She'll just put on her snow gear and try...

by Nick Bruel - Animals , Children's 5-8, Fiction, Humor

Kitty wasn't always such a scaredy-cat. She used to be brave and lionhearted and nervy. That is, until one late October day a group of terrifying monsters showed up on her doorstop and Kitty became VERY scared. Then she decided to take matters into her own paws.

by Nick Bruel - Children's, Fiction

Strange Kitty is here to guide both Kitty and Kitty's fans through the world of making comics. Like to draw? Great! Here's your chance to show off your skills! Don't know how to draw? That's okay! Through guided exercises you will learn all about how comics work, including sections on panelling, sound and visual effects, word balloons and so much more!

by Nick Bruel - Children's, Fiction

Kitty wants to eat all of the candy. Every single piece. Nothing can get in her way, or can it? Find out what will stop Kitty from eating all the candy in the world in this this hilarious story --- complete with a full page of stickers in a bite-sized paperback!

by Nick Bruel - Children's 4-6

 

Kitty wants to take a nap. Kitty always wants to take a nap. But Puppy wants to play! Can Kitty convince Puppy that sleeping is far more fun than playing? Find out in this riotous story featuring your favorite cranky cat and his slobbery nemesis-complete with a full page of stickers, perfect for you to stick all over your pals as they sleep.

by Nick Bruel - Children's, Fiction, Picture, Youth Fiction

A really cold winter. A demented fairy. A hippo named Louise. A talkative tree. Find out what other wonderful things a year can bring in these four interrelated stories --- one for each season --- by Nick Bruel, creator of the bestselling Bad Kitty books.

by Nick Bruel - Children's, Fiction

Enter Uncle Murray, who's tasked with taking care of Puppy for the day, but that's when the trouble begins. When they go on a walk through the park, Uncle Murray almost gets himself arrested while Puppy ends up in the pound, where he meets some very peculiar new pals.

by Nick Bruel - Children's, Fiction

 

Hack up those fur balls, sharpen those claws because we've got three more Bad Kitty adventures coming your way!

by Nick Bruel - Children's, Fiction

Bad Kitty doesn't mean to be bad. Whether she's trying to be a good little kitty and eat her vegetables, or a quiet little kitty and behave, trouble just always finds its way to her…Nick Bruel's loveable Bad Kitty gets up to her hilarious antics in this classic Priddy Slide and Find board book.

by Nick Bruel - Children's, Fiction

In this seventh installment of the New York Times-bestselling series, Kitty encounters what may be her most formidable foe yet: her creator! Kitty soon learns that feline manipulation works both ways --- especially when you're at the wrong end of your author's pencil. Along the way, Nick shows kids how a book is created, despite the frequent interruptions from you-know-who.

by Nick Bruel - Children's, Fiction

Kitty and Puppy are out of control! They're screaming, fighting, hissing and drooling all over the house, and all of the commotion is upsetting Baby. Time for school --- obedience school, that is. Can Kitty learn to follow the rules and make friends with the other students or will she bring chaos to the classroom? 

by Nick Bruel - Children's, Fiction

Hack up those fur balls, sharpen those claws because we've got three Bad Kitty adventures coming your way!

by Nick Bruel
The votes are in --- it's a Bad Kitty landslide! It's time to elect a new president of the Neighborhood Cat Coalition! Who will win the election? The candidate chosen by the kitties on the right side of the street or the candidate chosen by the kitties on the left side of the street? When election time rolls around, one candidate (guess who?) will discover that she never bothered to register to vote and the entire election will be decided by a surprise, last minute absentee ballot sent by Old Kitty.
by Nick Bruel - Children's, Fiction

Poor, poor Puppy: Kitty isn't interested in playing, so all puppy's left with are: 1 Airplane, 2 Balls, 3 Cars, 4 Dolls...and 22 other toys. When he's done, Puppy's so tired, he takes a nap --- and dreams of playing apple bobbing in Antarctica, Baseball in Brazil, Checkers in Canada, Dodgeball in Denmark...and 22 other games. 

by Nick Bruel - Children's, Fiction
Kitty's owners are home with a big surprise for Kitty. But what is it? Kitty, reeling in horror, thinks it's a...dog. The neighbor cats are convinced it's a cat. But we all know that it's really a BABY!
by Nick Bruel - Children's, Fiction

Kitty's owners are taking a week off and leaving Kitty and Puppy at home. So who's going to watch them? Good ol' Uncle Murray, star of the Fun Facts feature of previous Kitty books --- the guy you thought knew everything about cats. Think again! It isn't long before Uncle Murray is driven to near madness by shenanigans of epic proportions.

by Nick Bruel - Children's, Fiction

It's Bad Kitty's birthday, and you're invited! Bad Kitty's second illustrated novel is packed with deadpan humor, rich tidbits of cat information --- and even some suspense! Who took Kitty's presents? Why are Kitty's friends so bizarre? Readers will laugh out loud at Kitty's feline mood swings, and they'll be touched by the heartwarming visit from a surprise guest.

by Nick Bruel - Children's, Fiction
The following are some items you will need for Kitty's bath: one bathtub, plenty of water, dry towels, a suit of armor, a letter to your loved ones, clean underwear (because stressful situations can cause "accidents"), an ambulance in your driveway with the engine running, and, oh, yeah, you'll also need Kitty…but good luck with that!