Bandit's Surprise

Bandit's Surprise Cover

Bandit's Surprise

By Karen Rostoker-Gruber; Vincent Nguyen (Illustrator)

Cavendish Square Publishing, Hardcover, 9780761456230, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2010

Bandit is a happy cat. He has an owner, Michelle, who loves him, a warm blanket, minced clams for dinner, and a fuzzy toy mouse. But when Mitzi, a new kitten, moves in and messes with Bandit's stuff, Bandit feels threatened. "Paws OFF, purr-brain," he cries when Mitzi goes after Fuzzy Mouse. Will these two cats ever reach a purr-fect friendship? Bandit's cat-titude comes to life in Vincent Nguyen's vivid, retro, full-page and paneled illustrations featuring graphite pencil, ink, watercolor, and digital media.

About the Author
Author Karen Rostoker-Gruber is a published humorist. She has written several books for adults and two other children's books, Rooster Can't Cock-a-Doodle-Doo and Food Fright. Karen is a ventriloquist and performs for schools and libraries all over New Jersey. She lives with her husband and daughter in Branchburg, New Jersey.

Vincent Nguyen has illustrated many children's books, including "Buzz" by Eileen Spinelli, "Creature Count" by Brenda Huante, and "Bandit "by Karen Rostoker-Gruber. He lives in New York City.