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A Bad Kitty Christmas Hardcover – September 13, 2011
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“It's a good story for teaching kids about the true meaning of the holiday.” ―Parents Magazine
“Bruel slyly adapts the familiar poetic structure; Kitty's over-the-top expressions make her bad behavior even funnier.” ―Horn Book Magazine
“Kitty's zany antics, three romps through the alphabet, and a warm reunion make this a gift indeed for Bad Kitty fans.” ―Publishers Weekly
“If madcap destruction and comic antics are dear to your Kitty fans, recommend this title.” ―School Library Journal
“A witty and original take on the old Christmas Eve chestnut, with a sweet twist to season the fun.” ―Kirkus Reviews
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I cannot fathom that the (so far) two bad reviews are based on homophobia. My son is 9 and had read this book repeatedly and still has not picked up on the 'partner' reference. I gave my husband this book to read and he didn't pick up on it either. I had to point it out to him. As a Christian, I'd like to point out a verse if I may be so bold... Jesus was asked what is the greatest commandment, Love they Lord your God, et al., and second,?, to LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF. We cannot pick and choose whom to love. Who is our neighbor?
If you are adamant about your children reading 'homosexual propaganda' than this book is most decidedly NOT for you. Let it be known up front there is a reference in this book to a woman, her offspring, and her PARTNER.
It is ALSO a beautifully illustrated story of a lonely old lady at Christmas.Read more ›
Why? Well, for one, the illustrations: Bad Kitty books are always wonderfully illustrated, but this book brings it up another notch. Even the black-and-white rendered family photos are expressive.
For another, it returns to the alphabet-learning format of the first book but adds more silliness (and sweetness) to the process. Even my 10-yr-old, who says he's waaay too old for a 'kiddie' book, loved the trips through the alphabet.
And of course, the most important reason I loved this book: The author's SECRET AGENDA: Family is important and we should try to be kind to each other, no matter what we celebrate.
And yes, by the way, I am aware that in the course of the book and among the 10+ pictures depicting one old lady's family there is one extremely short reference to "Nan" and her "partner Pam", it's hardly anything other than just that - a passing reference amid a large and lovely story about our favorite Bad Kitty finding out that family and friends are to be cherished.
I see that there are a few people out there who take offense to that one part of the book. I understand that everyone is entitled to their take on it, that's fine. If you are concerned about it then by all means, take a look at it in the library and make your decision as to what you think is right for your family.
My family thinks that this is a lovely, sweet, absolutely appropriate book for children of all ages.
Top 5 aspects that made me love it:
1: it's about a cat...i love kitties lol
2: it's funny, which makes it enjoyable for the parents as well as the kids.
3: the wording flows so nicely and has that rhyming aspect that dr seuss books have
4: im amazed at how the alphabet was incorporated into this book, not just once but twice!! From A-Z the author goes through the alphabet and manages to use wording for each letter that pair well together, fit in perfectly w/the story AND keeps up with the rhyming flow i enjoy.
Last and most importantly...
5: the story itself!!
It's about a kitty who acts like a typical kitty, they wreck stuff, it's what they do...any cat owner should know this comes with the territory and love their kitty unconditionally, but this kittys owners are disgusted w/his behavior and call him a disgrace...they dont appreciate their kitty so it runs away ((& so does their dog))...an old lonely lady finds kitty, takes him in and makes him welcome to the very few, yet very sentimental things she owns...kitty is almost confused that a human can be so warm and inviting...the old lady plans to find kittys owner but the dog shows up and escorts kitty home, leaving the old lady all alone again for xmas and sad to see her new kitty friend go.
While kittys gone, his owners are so upset, they realize how much they love kitty, messes and all...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My daughter loves Bad Kitty. This book doesn't disappoint. I highly recommend it.Published 9 days ago by Postal Daddy
My eight year old loves the Bad Kitty books so this was a no-brainer as his Christmas book this year. He was thrilled to receive it and I was happy with his excitement.Published 24 days ago by Sabrina Oliver
A Bad Kitty Christmas is our very favorite holiday book now! We love the adventures of Bad Kitty and following her journey to discover the meaning of Christmas was such a lovely... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Rachel
I chose 5 stars because that's what it deserves
I loved it I have read it like 5 times
It was a really great story up until the part with the same sex partner. Really? In a Christmas children's book? Read morePublished 1 month ago by AT
Super cute little book. I am giving to my nephew for xmas. I can't wait to read it to him and his sister. Such a cute story.Published 1 month ago by G. Fife