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Poor Bandit! His toy basket, fuzzy mouse, blanket, and bed are gone. So is his litter box, food bowl, and tuna. Then his owner carries him to the car. What’s happening? Is he going to the vet, or on vacation, or . . . is he moving? Bandit’s adventure comes to life with Vincent Nguyen’s vivid, retro full-page and paneled illustrations featuring graphite pencil, ink, waterco ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Two Lions
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Tasha
Sep 11, 2008 rated it really liked it
Poor Bandit, his entire home has been packed up around him. No couch, no litter box, no food bowl. He is put into a carrier and immediately knows that he is headed for the vet. But instead he finds himself in an empty house with none of his beloved things! So he heads back out on his own and returns to his house, curling up in the sunny spot he loves. His owner comes to rescue him when the new family throws him out of the house, and when they return to the new home he finds all of his things wai ...more
Carly
Mar 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In this funny story, a cat moves with his owner and does not know where they are going. When they reach the new place, the cat sneaks out, so that he can return to his home, to learn that he has a new home. At first, the cat is scared, but grows to love his new home just as much. This story relates to anyone moving because it can be scary to start something new. In the classroom, I could talk to the students about moving and how it can sometimes be a good thing in the end. At the end of the day, ...more
Sam Bloom
May 29, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
I know you can't really put these things in a children's book: cat pukes; cat hides for hours without coming out; cat refuses to eat; cat claws owner in fit of terror and anxiety; cat leaves scratch marks up and down freshly-painted walls. Nonetheless, any one of these occurrences would have made this story of a cat whose family moves more realistic, and therefore more enjoyable, to me.
Alice
Nov 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars
My sister has a cat, he disappeared and she said...if he is alive he would find his way home...so we figured he went to the litter box in the sky.

This book has its funny parts. Like "I am a claw abiding citizen" and "Purrfect"

The pictures dots makes it feel like a newsprint comic strip but okay! I like it!
Rheta Thola
Jul 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lydia-s-books
My 2 year old loves this book. I actually think that the pictures are not that fun, but it seems to be the layout of the book that actually gets her interested. It is about a cat who's owner moves. But the story is broken into different blocks, similar to comic strips. There is a small amount of narration, but it is mostly word bubbles from the cat.
Amy Brown
Jul 08, 2008 rated it really liked it
Bandit doesn't understand why everything is changing and why his owner takes him to a new home. He runs back to his old home only to find that new people live there. Thankfully his owner finds him and brings him back. A moving story told from the point of view of the cat.
Traci Bold
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Author Karen Rostoker-Gruber got the anxiety right that a pet feels when moving to a new place.

Well written, comic strip illustrated and enlightening.

#cats #moving #anxiety

Illustrated by Vincent Nguyen, published by Marshall Cavendish Children.
Karen
Nov 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
The illustrations were interesting and kind of good, but didn't really stand out. I did not especially care for the story or the way it was told. I've moved with cats. It isn't fun, but this owner got pretty much everything wrong. Also -- where is the kid for this story?!
Elizabeth
Great artwork, nice big pictures, simple story, inside of cats head. ST on moving?
Denise
Aug 07, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
I'm not a huge fan of the illustrations and comic book style, but other than that it was a decent story.
Laura
Comic book panel style illustrations are interesting. The story is a little flat.
Tricia
Jul 30, 2008 rated it liked it
cat's owner relocates...cat returns to old house...they are reunited. it was okay. illustrations are in cartoon format.
Kaz
Mar 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
cat was a little too much of an asshole, arrogance ok, cats are arrogant, this came off as worse.
Amanda
May 14, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: picturebooks
Good for cat lovers. The illustrations were just okay and the text got a little cheesey at times. I liked it fairly well though.
Kathy Fredrickson
Jan 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Another on on my shortlist for best picture books, I really enjoyed the story and format of "Bandit."
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Karen Rostoker-Gruber’s first picture book, “Rooster Can’t Cock-a-Doodle-Doo,” was published in July 2004 by Dial Books for Young Readers. Her first novelty book, “Food Fright,” was published in October 2003 by Price Stern Sloan. “Bandit” was published by Marshall Cavendish in 2008. “Bandit’s Surprise” and “Tea Time,” and "Ferret Fun," were all published by Marshall Cavendish.


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