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Bad Kitty Gets a Bath

Bad Kitty

Nick Bruel; Illustrated by the author

Square Fish

Pet owners beware! Bad Kitty really needs a bath, and she is forced to take one 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! 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.

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CHAPTER TWO
FINDING KITTY
Now’s the hard part.
The bath is ready, but Kitty is not. In fact, Kitty is nowhere to be found.
Is she in her litter box?
Is she under the sofa?*
Is she sitting on her favorite window ledge?
Is she sitting in her favorite chair?
Is she lying in your bed?
So where is Kitty?
Kitty’s very good at hiding. So maybe the best step right now would be to think about where you found her all the other times she hid.
This is where she was hiding when you had to take her to the vet.*
This is where she was hiding when you had to brush
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Praise for Bad Kitty Gets a Bath

"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 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.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Nick Bruel; Illustrated by 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.
    Visit him at nickbruel.com
  • Nick Bruel
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Bad Kitty Gets a Bath

Bad Kitty

Nick Bruel; Illustrated by the author

Illinois Monarch Award: K-3 Children's Choice Award Master L, Oregon Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Master List, Kansas City KC3 Reading Award, Nevada YR Award Master List
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