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Bad Kitty Gets a Bath Paperback – September 1, 2009
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“Bad Kitty ... proves once again she's a force to be reckoned with.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Anyone who loves (or hates) cats will get a good chuckle from this book: children and adults alike.” ―Children's Literature
“Bruel's zany illustrations incorporate numerous perspectives that heighten the humor.” ―School Library Journal
“A tubful oul of fun.” ―Cape Cod Times
“Cat lovers of all ages will want to pounce on this book.” ―RealVail
“This follow-up to Bad Kitty pairs Bruel's witty asides and spastic, tongue-in-cheek commentaries with more high-energy cartoon illustrations. . . . Whether they prefer cats or dogs, young and reluctant readers will get plenty of laughs from this comic and informative chapter book.” ―Booklist
About the Author
Nick Bruel is the author and illustrator of the phenomenally successful Bad Kitty series including the 2012 and 2013 CBC Childrens Choice Book Award winners Bad Kitty Meets the Baby and Bad Kitty for President. Nick has also written and illustrated popular picture books including Who Is Melvin Bubble? and Bob and Otto. Nick lives with his wife and daughter in Westchester, New York.
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We first met Bad Kitty a few years ago with the original alphabet book about a kitty forced to eat healthy vegetables. It starts, "She wasn't always a bad kitty. She used to be a good kitty, until one day...." You get the idea. Its good - one of those picture books I'm still happy to pick up because it is perfectly silly with humor that both kids and adults find funny. As opposed to say, Amelia Bedelia.
Now Bad Kitty is back in a chapter book and she needs a bath. The drawings are plentiful and expressive, and the pacing of the book is perfect for a 1st grader bored with Nate the Great but not quite ready for Geronimo Stilton. Some pages are a little more difficult with a lot of text, but then some pages have only a couple of lines or even just one word, such as "LICK" or "BATH". There are some difficult words in the book, but it is so engaging that Georgia was encouraged to struggle through them and ask what they mean. There is a glossary at the back of more difficult terms. Of course the glossary is just as silly as the rest of the book and includes a definition of glossary (as it should).
This phase of learning to read is challenging for me as a parent because I get impatient and find so many of the books at this level are mind-numbingly simple. At the same time, I know there is a part of Georgia that is reluctant to leap head first into reading by herself because it means I won't read to her as much. If I could find a hundred books like Bad Kitty Gets a Bath, I would be happy to stay in this phase for a long time.
- Jessica Wheeler
In this story, kitty has been playing hard with puppy and they both become very stinky and dirty. In the introduction, we get an explanation of how kitties typically clean themselves with their tongues; but as we soon learn, this time Kitty is so stinky and dirty that she will need an honest to goodness bath. Bathing a kitty is never an easy task and we try several different ideas. But in classic kitty style, Bad Kitty has some ideas of her own.
The age range listed for this book is 9-12. While there is nothing at all inappropriate in the story; the clever humor and use of sarcasm is more likely to be appreciated by kids 8+. My son is only 4, and while some of the humor was a little over his head, he was definitely able to follow along and, because he knows the characters so well, he still enjoyed the story. I also like that while the story reads like a chapter book, it doesn't sacrifice on the illustrations. There enough pictures in the story to keep even a younger child engaged. At the back of the book there is a glossary of some of the bigger words in the story. Even the glossary is done in a humorous and clever way.
The only criticism I have is that the illustrations are black and white and the pages have a grainy, newspaper print kind of feel to them. This just didn't feel like the same level of quality as the other bad kitty books. Just because it's a chapter book, it doesn't need to feel like a cheap paperback. I took one star off for that.
However, the marketplace seller I bought it from listed as being in very good condition, yet it was written in. Be wary of buying your books from these marketplace sellers.