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by Nick Bruel
BAD KITTY IS BACK (AND BADDER THAN EVER!) when she is forced to take a bath in this hysterical new illustrated how-to for young readers. The following are some items you will need for Kitty’s bath: one bathtub, plenty of water, dry towels, a suit of armor, a letter to your loved ones, clean underwear (because stressful situations can cause “accidents”), an ambulance in your driveway with the engine running, and, oh, yeah, you’ll also need Kitty…but good luck with that! Since its publication in 2005, BAD KITTY has captured the hearts of cat lovers and haters alike. This time Kitty is at her worst in this riotous how-to guide filled with bad smells, cautionary tales of horror, and hopefully by the end…some soap. The funniest of any of Kitty’s adventures, though don’t tell her that.
I picked up BAD KITTY GETS A BATH at my local bookstore because I was looking for a transitional book for my five-year-old son. I wanted something like a chapter book but with lots of pictures in it, like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, only shorter. BAD KITTY fit the bill. Luckily it laugh-out-loud funny. I don't own a cat (and never will) but I know enough about cats to appreciate Kitty's antics in trying to get out of taking a bath. Grown-ups will enjoy the humorous glossary and snarky commentaries scattered throughout, and kids will love the entertaining pictures and funny text. My son enjoyed it so much that when I asked him if he'd like to read another BAD KITTY book, he gasped in joyful surprise and said, "Yes! I would like to read all of them!" And so he shall.