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Bad Kitty Gets a Bath

Bad Kitty

Written and illustrated by Nick Bruel

Roaring Brook Press

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.

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• CHAPTER ONE •
PREPARING
KITTY’S
BATHDo you remember the last time you tried to give Kitty a bath?BE PREPARED.
The first lesson that all cat owners must learn is that . . .
CATS
HATE
BATHS
For your own safety, please repeat this to yourself four thousand eight hundred ninety-three times.
It’s not that cats don’t like baths. It’s not that cats have a difficult relationship with baths. It’s not that cats chose not to vote for baths in the last election. It’s not that cats would rather choose vanilla over baths. It’s
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REVIEWS

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

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Written and illustrated by Nick Bruel

  • Nick Bruel is the author and illustrator of New York Times bestseller Boing! and the Bad Kitty books, among others. He is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist, and during his down time, he collects PEZ dispensers and grows tomatoes in the backyard. He lives in Tarrytown, NY with his wife Carina and their lovely cat Esmerelda.
  • Nick Bruel
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Bad Kitty Gets a Bath

Bad Kitty

Written and illustrated by Nick Bruel

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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Roaring Brook Press

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