Sunday, February 17, 2013


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by Nick Bruel
Square Fish
144 pp.
Ages 5-8

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.

Content Review:
Violence: Mild
Language: None
Sex: None


  1. We love that Bad Kitty! Thanks for posting this.

  2. Great review, I fear this may be the only cat we ever have in our house too. This may come in handy for future appeasement of mummy I want a cat, no you can't mummy is allergic, lol.

    Thanks so much for linking it into the Kidlit blog hop and we hope to have you back again very soon. Cheers Julie Anne Grasso

  3. Great review! I love love love Bad Kitty - so funny! And it does make a great transition book, like you said. Lots of humor and pictures, but "meatier" than a picture book.

    Thanks so much for co-hosting the Kid Lit Blog Hop with us! I am loving your blog and I am now following you by email. Have fun hopping around!

  4. This looks absolutely brilliant! Great review that really gives an idea of what this book is all about. I think I'm going to try to track this one down right now!

  5. Found your wonderful site by way of the Hop this week! Bad Kitty looks like a funny read! I'm now your newest follower, and so pleased to have found you! Please swing by and see me at well at

  6. I haven't read this book yet, but I'm in favor of any book that gets young readers excited and enthusiastic about reading. Thank you for sharing and nice to meet you. :)

  7. Great review. We do enjoy the Bad Kitty books. Although, with my sensitive reader, we aren't fans of the cursing through the pound, dollar, number signs, etc. that appear in some books. That being said, we STILL adore them very much. They are super fun read-alouds. Thank you for sharing and it is nice to meet you.

  8. We haven't this one, but look forward to reading it :) Thanks for sharing! Hope you can stop by and see some of our favs @

  9. Enjoyed Bad Kitty Gets a Bath review! So glad to check out your site through the Kid Lit Blog Hop. You have a great website. Look forward to future visits:)

  10. I have been wanting to read a book in this series. They sound so fun. Your review has me even more curious. :) Especially since my cat, Billy, is so entertaining.

  11. Stopping by as part of the Kid Lit Blog Hop. Having 8 rescue cats myself, I'm a sucker for any cat stories so I'll be checking this out out. Thanks for sharing :)

  12. Initially, I didn't like the Bad Kitty books, but I must admit they are growing on me. Thanks for co-hosting the Hop this week Laurisa! :)

  13. Sounds like fun! I need a suit of waterproof armor to give Max his bath, too! Thanks for being a great co-hostess. We're so happy to have you!