REVIEW: Behind the Scenes with Burt by Georgia Dunn
Your favorite purr-nalists are back and reporting on all of the most pressing cat issues in this fourth collection of Breaking Cat News comics for middle-grade readers.
It’s big changes for the kitties at BCN! Burt is bringing this news station up a notch. Join Burt behind the scenes as he updates some of our favorite broadcasts from the past, with better imagery and brand new footage! Including a trip to the vet, exploring the cupboards, hordes of trick or treaters, the action packed “Our IX Lives” Christmas special, and Puck daring to believe in the elusive, mythical Mailman.
This book welcomes some of the first BCN newspaper strips as Breaking Cat News made the jump from web to newsprint! Enjoy classic strips with beautiful updated artwork and never before seen broadcasts! Includes a “More to Explore” section with paper dolls and a real-life behind the scenes peek into when BCN first rolled out in newspapers.
After the delight of getting two “Breaking Cat News” books in 2020 (which helped make up for the otherwise suckiness of that year), fans of the comic strip that is now in news papers and can be read online at a few comic sites finally get the transition from Georgia’s old website to the new and improved version (Everything is remastered in high resolution 3200 feline-define! All due to AV cat Burt’s mad technical skills) wherein black cat Puck is now really black instead of gray plus (Oh My Cat!) the much awaited print version of the cat soap opera Christmas special from a few years ago – hint, don’t mess with the Taggart sisters, beware shifty cats with bad hairstyles, and wait for the dramatic ::organ crescendo music:: timely arrival of several characters. The vet visit is a hoot (just what does v-e-t really stand for?) and allows us to see Puck in his adorable underwear (Yes, of course the cats take off their clothes to be examined. Don’t you when you visit your doctor?). And don’t miss the Halloween special with Elvis in his taco outfit or Puck’s efforts to snag pictures of the elusive Mailman.
Fair warning to newcomers, it might be easier to follow the various cats and their purrsonalities if you have some exposure before starting this book. There are four previous books that include most of the strips from the very beginning of Breaking Cat News and / or they can be read from the start at various comic sites online. Fall in love with our news reporters as they tell us all about life as they see it from a cat’s point of view. A