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Macmillan Children's Book

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath

Bad Kitty

Author: Nick Bruel; Illustrated by the author

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath


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Break out the bandages! Bad Kitty needs a bath. And she's not getting in the tub without a fight.

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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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Square Fish



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In The News

“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 oul 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.” —Booklist 

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Bad Kitty Gets a Bath

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath