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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 yourBAD 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....

Title : Bad Kitty Gets a Bath
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ISBN : 9781596433410
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
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Bad Kitty Gets a Bath Reviews

  • Monica Edinger
    2019-04-10 00:23

    This book is hilarious and great fun to boot. I was a fan of the previous Bad Kitty book and this one is just as good. This time we reunite with Bad Kitty in a chapter book that is pretty much a How-To book about cats, water, and (really!) how to give them baths (and why they might even need one). Short chapters, large cartoony illustrations, witty language ---what's not to like? Here's what the author recommends you have in addition to the basics on Pages 38-39: A suit of armor, a letter to your love ones (Dear Family, I am going to give kitty a bath. Do not cry for me. I have lived a long, happy life....), lots and lots of plasma, lots and lots of bandages, plane tickets and a map to your aunt Pauline's house where you can hid when this is over, a scratching post made to look like you that might (but probably won't) fool kitty, and an ambulance in your driveway with the engine running. Enthusiastically recommended!

  • Tim The Enchanter
    2019-04-14 04:20

    Sydney my 7 year old daughter read this one in one sitting. She liked the mix of reading with funny pictures. It made her think about bathing our cats and dog. She thinks you should read this one because reading is good and you can learn how to give a cat a bath!

  • Michelle
    2019-04-15 06:24

    Okay, I had to sing praises for the newest Bad Kitty book. To be honest, this one had me at the title, and it didn't disappoint. What I learned: Cats Hate Baths. The author makes sure that the reader knows this from the start. He even includes a quiz to test your knowledge. This over-the-top book includes all the steps to bathing kitty, including: finding kitty, getting kitty into the tub, bathing kitty, and the way kitty will get her revenge afterwards. (Be sure to check your sneakers before putting them on.)There's an epilogue about bathing puppy. I was surprised to find that it was chapter book. I read that the author meant it as a crossover book to help kids make the transition from picture book to chapter book by using familiar characters. The illustrations are in black and while, but they are still as funny as ever. The longer format allows for even more bad kitty humor. Check out the list of supplies for bathing kitty. My favorite was the change of underwear (because stressful situations can cause accidents).The book includes some fascinating facts about cats, and a couple well-placed letters from the editor. Don't be fooled by the fact that it's a chapter book. You will end up reading the whole book in one sitting--laughing hysterically through the whole thing. My girls especially loved the fantasy dream sequence in the middle of the book. Check it out!

  • Becky
    2019-03-25 03:28

    Bad Kitty Gets A Bath Grades 2nd-4thThis chapter book is like none other that I have seen. It has a large amount of illustrations that support the text and each are humorous and cartoonish. The colors used in the pictures are black, white and shades of gray. The text varies immensely in size from 12 font to taking up half the page for one word. This variance grabs the readers’ attention and gives the effect the author was trying to create. Each chapter is about 10 pages long which makes it manageable for a beginning reader. The conflict throughout this story is of kitty trying to escape taking a bath. The idea of the dog having to take a bath after the kitty is the only thing that persuades the kitty in the tub. Children will definitely relate to the kitty because bath time is usually a point of contention at one point between a parent and child.Science/Language ArtsLanguage Arts example: Have the students compose a story about a time when they did not want to take a bath. Ask them to elaborate on the particulars of the event. After the first draft is complete have the students add humorous details and illustrations that will create a visual picture of the event.

  • Jess
    2019-04-14 07:27

    "CATS HATE BATHES" explains Bruel at the start of the book and he's got a point. With a mixture of humor, occasional facts, and tips from Uncle Murray, readers learn cat basics.Plenty of fun and something Bad Kitty fans will love. Although, I sometimes wonder if Bruel's intended audience was more librarians and parents than kids. I.e.: the plasma & censored bits as well as the glossary. This isn't to say that kids won't like it--they will--but that I wonder who will like it more.His illustrations, as in previous books, are great fun. The bit where the human's hosing off the dog while the cat glares from behind the window was pretty much hilarious. Also - unicorn humor!

  • Kyky
    2019-04-13 01:14

    I liked this book. In this story when kitty got really mad because she had to take a bath it reminded me of my old cat Phantom. I had never given him a bath before but my dad said he got really mad when he gave him one.

  • Cora
    2019-04-14 02:34

    This was first grade kinda book and the kids loved it! I

  • Beka
    2019-04-04 06:31

    Laughed very hard with this one with my 7 year old.

  • Melissa
    2019-03-28 03:28

    Very cute book! This book is funny and is an enjoyable muli-age appropriate read for children. The author, Nick Bruel, did a great job of bringing humor to the unpleasant demeanor of most cats and giving the reader a glimpse of the thinking of a cat. This book was mixed with facts about cats and ended with a cute little glossary of words that were used in the book.

  • Laurie
    2019-03-30 01:37

    Booklist (October 15, 2008 (Vol. 105, No. 4))Grades 3-5. This follow-up to Bad Kitty (2005) pairs Bruel’s witty asides and spastic, tongue-in-cheek commentaries with more high-energy cartoon illustrations. With hyperbolic humor, Bruel describes the dangerous process of cat bathing, from collecting the necessary tools (including cat shampoo and a “suit of armor” for humans), to finding and coaxing Kitty into the water, to dealing with your now-clean-though-very-unhappy animal. (One illustration suggests checking your sneakers for “something awful inside.”) Following all of the scratching and hissing and spitting, a brief epilogue depicts bathing Puppy, a ridiculously simple process that cleverly highlights the elaborateness of Kitty’s ritual. Packed into the chaos are fun facts, such as explanations for why cats hate water and the hows and whys of hairballs; a “glossary of common cat sounds”; a few strategically placed editor’s notes; and a not-so-serious glossary. Whether they prefer cats or dogs, young and reluctant readers will get plenty of laughs from this comic and informative chapter book.Horn Book (Spring 2009)After being chased through the garbage, it's time for Bad Kitty to get a bath. Short humorous chapters explain how cats normally bathe, why it's wrong for humans to bathe the same way, and the proper method for washing a cat. Sprinkled with facts--and plenty of funny warnings--the story also makes a good primer for young cat owners. Glos.Kirkus Reviews starred (July 1, 2008)Bad Kitty usually cleans herself. Sometimes, however, when Poor Puppy chases her into a garbage can, for instance, she really needs a bath. Everyone knows that cats hate baths. "It's not that cats don't like baths. It's not that cats have a difficult relationship with baths...CATS HATE BATHS!" This helpful book gives readers instructions on how to give Kitty a bath when there are simply no other options. It begins with finding and catching Kitty, which is easier said than done. There's a helpful glossary of translations of the sounds Kitty is likely to make during the bath (one entry so R-rated it's censored by the editor), and another glossary at the back of the harder words in the text (including "glossary"). Bad Kitty has made her way through the alphabet and numbers up to 26 in previous outings, and in this heavily illustrated chapter book larded with science facts and plenty of laughs, she proves once again she's a force to be reckoned with. Multiple copies are a must. (Fiction. 5-12)School Library Journal (October 1, 2008)Gr 2-4-Bad Kitty and Poor Puppy are back. This time they are featured in a funny, heavily illustrated "how-to" chapter book that is reminiscent of Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise's "Regarding the..." titles (Harcourt). The instructions for getting the feline into the water include begging, cajoling, and reverse psychology. The text includes clippings from the Daily Nooz, "Uncle Murray's Fun Facts," a "Quick Quiz," a glossary of cat sounds ("fft!"), and two notes from the editor to the author about what is "unprintable." The resistant cat makes a valiant effort to avoid the procedure but finally-"YEOWR!," "HISSS!"-she is bathed. The pup gets his turn in an epilogue, but without any drama. Bruel's zany illustrations incorporate numerous perspectives that heighten the humor.-Marilyn Ackerman, Brooklyn Public Library, NY Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

  • Hylary Locsin
    2019-03-23 04:18

    Originally posted on my blog: ! Check it out for more reviews!This illustrated novel tells the story of Bad Kitty and her bathing experiences. The primary purpose of the story is to instruct the reader on the proper methods of bathing a cat, Bad Kitty being the example "specimen." Chapters include the various steps of the bathing process, from preparing the bath, locating kitty, getting kitty into the water, and after the bath. Information is also given on feline anatomy and behavior: why cats lick themselves, the science behind a hairball and exactly why cats hate water. Bad Kitty is shown in various stages of the bath process, along with her "friend" Puppy. The conclusion of the novel contains an interview with author Nick Bruel about his life and career.Bad Kitty Gets a Bath is one of several books in the Nick Bruel's Bad Kitty chapter book series and is a hilarious and fun but educational story about everyone's favorite naughty feline. Cat-lovers of all ages will enjoy and identify with the dreaded cat bath experience described in the book. Bruel's illustrations perfectly compliment the text, showing exactly how bad Bad Kitty is. The story's ironic and clever humor will hold a definite appeal for tweens. Hidden within the book are science facts about feline anatomy and behavior, adding some substance to the otherwise light-hearted tale. The interview with Bruel at the story's conclusion is also perfect for tween readers who might have an interest in creating a Bad Kitty tale of their own. Overall, this story is a hilarious must-read for tween cat lovers.Bad Kitty Gets a Bath is one of the most hilarious books for children I have read in a long time. As a cat owner, I can completely identify with the experience of bathing Bad Kitty. Nick Bruel's illustrations are laugh-out-loud funny. This chapter book would be fun to read aloud to a classroom or group of tweens.

  • Cindylee
    2019-03-23 01:34

    Mr. Putter and Tabby taking the trainCindy LeeWhat happens when you can’t take your pet on the train? Will you never take your lovely pet? Or will you take your pet quietly? How will you do it?This book is about taking the train with Mr. Putter’s neighbor. Mr. Putter and Tabby’s neighbor is Mrs. Teaberry and her lovely dog, Zeke. They were so happy to take the train. When they went to train station, they were so surprised because pet couldn’t take the train! Mr. Putter and Mrs. Teaberry couldn’t take the train without pets, so, they took their pets quietly to the train station. They put their pets in their big bags. Mr. Putter and Mrs. Teaberry were really excited to take their pets. It was really hard day to Mr. Putter, Mrs. Teaberry, Tabby and Zeke.My favorite part is when Mr. Putter and Mrs. Teaberry were putting for their pets into their bags. It was a really thoughtful idea. I really like this book because pictures were really funny so I really like this book. People could understand the story and enjoy the story by pictures, right?In some ways, this book is about Mr. Putter is talking about when he was little. He really loved to take the train. This book shows you that you can have fun with people who you can share your great ideas with. It means if you have a great friends like Mrs. Teaberry and Mr. Putter you will laugh. If you read this book, you will learn more than this. I learned not to be sad even if your pet can’t take the train. Lots of people enjoyed and loved this book and I was happy so I was jumping up and down. I wish you really like this book.I recommend this book to people who loves to have wonderful mind. Also, I will recommend this book to age 6-8.

  • Greta is Erikasbuddy
    2019-04-12 08:37

    Kitty does NOT like baths!I repeat: Kitty does NOT like baths!If you kitty likes baths then you should probably have your kitty see a therapist because: Kitty does NOT like baths!In this book, I learned the proper way to give a kitty a bath. ANd I must admit that I learned something things that I never thought of. For example: I never thought about dressing up in a suit of armor while administering kitty's bath. Nor had I thought about updating my will. I will remember to do these the next times.I have however given my kitty a bath without reading this book prior to our excursion. My cat Felix felt it was wise to play in the fireplace when I had my back turned. After I realized that he was tracking black paw prints all over my (now stained) white carpet, I decided that I had to give him a shower.This book would have helped me out there because: Kitties do not like showers, either.I also, know for a fact, that kitties also do not like hair dryers. If you want to dry your kitties hair do not use a hair dryer. The sound terrifies them and if you get it too close to their body like I did you will wind up with a dreadful surprise.I recommend this book to all people who plan on giving their kitties a bath in the future. Laminate the pages because if Kitty drags it in the tub your directions will be lost.Because: Kitty does not like baths!

  • Sarah Sammis
    2019-04-13 00:07

    We are a family of Bad Kitty fans. We have every single book in the series, having followed it from the very first picture book. With Bad Kitty Gets a Bath, Nick Bruel changed from picture books to hybrid graphic novels.The title says it all: Bad Kitty gets a bath. She's stinky and dirty from a run in with the dog. Bad Kitty, with her normal bad attitude, needs extra special care when bathing, like a suit of armor, an ambulance waiting in the driveway, plane tickets to go into hiding until Bad Kitty forgets about the bath and a clean set of underwear for example.Despite all this silliness and ridiculous illustrations, the book is also a useful guide for washing cats. They do occasionally get dirty and need baths beyond what they can do for themselves. So this book while being entertaining is also instructive.

  • Brigitta
    2019-04-04 04:13

    I discovered Nick Bruel’s Bad Kitty series exactly a week ago, and I was instantly fascinated by Bruel’s insight to the subject matter and his scientific approach towards the question of the bath, so I went to the library first thing on Monday and checked Bad Kitty out.Bruel sets out to explain a very important thesis of catology: that is, cats, as a rule, tend to dislike baths. Bruel’ exploration of the topic and his illustrations accompanying his findings about the reactions of felines when submerged in liquids leave nothing to wish for; and he also provides all the necessary data for fellow researchers to test his theories in their own studies. Bad Kitty Gets a Bath is an indispensable handbook for all students of catology.It’s very funny as well.

  • Jessica
    2019-03-29 03:18

    Hilarious series of books that both kids are enjoying. The format is short text with fun pictures that keep the 4 year old entertained but also had longer sections of non-fiction (called Uncle Murray's Fun Facts) that give the 7 year old more detail. Having read this one and Bad Kitty vs Uncle Murray, we can't wait to read the rest of the books.

  • Natalie
    2019-04-14 07:27

    I guess this book is for cat people. It doesn't stray far from the topic at hand, which is um, giving a cat a bath.Here, just read the funniest part of the whole book and save yourself from reading the whole thing:... go to "magic candy rainbow island" and win a "flying golden golden unicorn standing in magic cauldron filled with chocolate-covered diamonds".

  • Lydia
    2019-03-25 07:35

    A humorous, yet really accurate, story of giving a cat a bath! Some great facts; how cats normally bathe themselves and how to be careful with the water, but a lot of silliness and crazy going around too (although I've known cats where a suit of armor would have been a great idea!). No content issues, though kitty's hairball is gross.

  • Jennifer
    2019-04-16 00:17

    This book was hysterical! I recommend it to anyone who likes to laugh. But especially to those who are perhaps just learning to read. Or those who must read aloud to young people. This is an excellent choice.

  • Emily
    2019-03-19 06:32

    I think it is a 5 star book because it is funny and hilarious. It is funny because bad kitty is running all over the house and making a BIG mess. It is hilarious because after bad kitty gets a bath her fur gets all poofy.That is why I rated this book 5 stars.

  • Laurie Garrison
    2019-03-29 08:33

    My daugher and I was out at the bookstore looking for our usual books and ran across this on a endcap. We picked it up and laughed, so much I was crying. I said "this book is coming home!"If you have kids (or teens as mine is LOL) that loves cat's they will love this. You probably will also:)

  • Roxanne Hsu Feldman
    2019-04-06 07:21

    This one has a lot of humor, great pacing and momentum-build-up, wonderful and often outrageously silly pictures -- and it contains some meta-fiction bits (like inserting the editor's notes, covering parts of the text/picture).

  • Xia
    2019-04-04 08:12

    Love this

  • Olivia Desenberg
    2019-04-06 08:13

    Title (italicize): Bad Kitty Gets a BathAuthor & Illustrator: Nick Bruel Genre: Transitional Chapter Book, Graphic NovelTheme(s): Animals, Personal Hygiene, Responsibility for Pets, Fears Opening line/sentence (type directly from text):This is how kitty likes to clean herself. She licks herself. Brief Book Summary (2-3 sentences in your own words):This transitional chapter book features many pictures and large texts. It follows a cat and talks about the way she cleans herself. It challenges the way humans clean themselves and follows the cat’s interaction with the pet dog and humans. It expresses Kitty’s concerns and fears for the bath. Professional Recommendation/Review #1 (cut & paste, details below):Shelle RosenfeldBooklist“This follow-up to Bad Kitty (2005) pairs Bruel s witty asides and spastic, tongue-in-cheek commentaries with more high-energy cartoon illustrations. With hyperbolic humor, Bruel describes the dangerous process of cat bathing, from collecting the necessary tools (including cat shampoo and a suit of armor for humans), to finding and coaxing Kitty into the water, to dealing with your now-clean-though-very-unhappy animal. (One illustration suggests checking your sneakers for something awful inside. ) Following all of the scratching and hissing and spitting, a brief epilogue depicts bathing Puppy, a ridiculously simple process that cleverly highlights the elaborateness of Kitty s ritual. Packed into the chaos are fun facts, such as explanations for why cats hate water and the hows and whys of hairballs; a glossary of common cat sounds ; a few strategically placed editor s notes; and a not-so-serious glossary. Whether they prefer cats or dogs, young and reluctant readers will get plenty of laughs from this comic and informative transitional chapter book.”Recommendation/Review #2 (cut & paste, details below):Midwest Book Review Children’s Bookwatch“Written by the author of the "Bad Kitty" children's books, Bad Kitty Gets a Bath is a storybook about the trials and tribulations of giving a dirty black kitty a bath! Expressive black-and-white illustrations on almost every page are sure to bring a smile to the faces of cat lovers young and old. Beyond the humorous insights into the near-futility of getting a cat to do anything it doesn't want to do, Bad Kitty Gets a Bath also offers gentle, practical advice for bathing a cat: "Try not to pour water directly onto Kitty's head. Instead, use a soft, moist towel and gently wipe her face and head." Though over one hundred and twenty pages in length, Bad Kitty Gets a Bath is more of a visual storybook than a text novel, and is well suited to young picturebook readers who are just about ready to start reading slightly more complex fare. Bad Kitty Gets a Bath is also a wonderful giftbook for cat owners of all ages!”Response to Two Professional Reviews (3-4 sentences in your own words)Both reviews touch on how funny and entertaining the language is in this book and I agree. This book is a graphic novel transitional book and includes some great pictures to keep the reader interested. I think there is a great play on words happening throughout the book and any pet owner will appreciate that. I also enjoy the glossary in the back of the book. I think this will be helpful for new readers learning various words.Evaluation of Literary Elements (3-4 sentences in your own words):This book is solely in black and white and I think this creates a newspaper or graphic novel feel to this book. The print is large and great for transitioning readers. Although this book is not about a human, which most transitional books are supposed to be about, it relates to the idea of fitting in and identity. The book is funny and I think children would be very entertained by this book. The glossary included in the back is also great for transitioning readers. Consideration of Instructional Application (3-4 sentences in your own words):Since this book is a transitional chapter book, this book is a great introduction for students moving from primarily picture books to chapter books. This book also has a graphic novel feel and you could potentially give a lesson on graphic novels. Also, a teacher could use this book to fine tune grammar or punctuation rules. The text is big and children could be able to point out grammatical elements of the book. Teachers could easily read a chapter during a read aloud for a few days a week and even have children create their own comic/graphic novels.

  • Aimee
    2019-03-24 02:10

    Ok hear me out. This is a really good book. I read this so long ago and I just found it now and reread it and honestly, felt so nostalgic. It's so cute and fun and...ugh I just love it it's such a good children's book (that I continue to read as a high school student) Its one of those books that made me enjoy reading as a child

  • Grace Hutchinson
    2019-03-28 02:20

    I had this book read to me as a kid, and I absolutely loved it! I thought it was the funniest ever because I had a cat who reminded me of Kitty. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has a cat.

  • Ashley
    2019-04-18 07:08

    Another great library check out with the kiddo! She loved it, as did I. Numerous times we both laughed out loud at the witty phrases and illustrations, Bad Kitty's facial expressions were GREAT!Recommended for parents and kids, I think you and your kid(s) will enjoy it as much as we did!

  • Kaelin Miller
    2019-03-20 04:37

    This has to be my favorite book by Nick Bruel. I found it so humorous with the silly things that happened when trying to bathe the cat. It was absolutely hilarious. I enjoyed it very much. I didn't read the hardcover book version, I read the paperback version.

  • Lili Rucker
    2019-04-14 08:13

    It was pretty good

  • Sally
    2019-03-27 02:10

    Looking for beginning chapter books for a boy I found this. Lots of big print, funny pictures and some fun facts. I hope he likes it.