Bad Kitty Gets a Bath by Nick BruelBad Kitty Gets a Bath by Nick Bruel

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath

byNick BruelIllustratorNick Bruel

Paperback | September 1, 2009

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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.

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 ...
Title:Bad Kitty Gets a BathFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.34 inPublished:September 1, 2009Publisher:Square FishLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312581386

ISBN - 13:9780312581381

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fun read A hilarious and fun read that young, and older readers as well, will love. Funny, easy and cute this is a great book.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book My son loves this book. It's funny and easy for him to read, but it also contains real info about cats, which he loves!
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good read great book! i find you can skip alot of it , some of it bores my 6 year old. but he loved it. when it goes into detail on some things i just go to the next page.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from cute and funny CUte and funny and great for first time readers!
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very funny! My son absolutely loves the book! Such an easy read for him and we always get a laugh out of it. He especially loves the result of the dried off fluffy kitty!
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable and cutely funny I read this with my son and we both laughed so much at Bad Kitty and his mischievous antics and adorable way the story is told. love it!
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bad kitty I love this book becauce it is funny and fun to read sooooo much fun to read I love this book and if you like this book you should bye the book it is grate
Date published: 2015-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for young readers! My daughter received this for her 7th birthday and she can't put it down!  It's not a hard read but it's good practice for her.  She loved the illustrations and thought it was hilarious.  She reads it to anyone who will listen.  We've since bought another book in the Bad Kitty series and have more on our wishlist.  
Date published: 2014-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bad Kitty Gets a Bath What an amazingly talented author and illustrator! My daughter, who absolutely hates reading, couldn't put this book down. The story was silly, funny and informative. My daughter not onlly enjoyed the plot, but she also learned interesting facts about cats. When she finished this one, she asked me to buy her another book by Nick Brunel.
Date published: 2011-06-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Holy wow! This kitty seriously hates bathing!
Date published: 2011-06-09

Read from the Book

CHAPTER TWOFINDING KITTYNow’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 her teeth.This is where she was hiding when you had to give her medicine.This is where she was hiding when you had to clip her nails.This is where she was hiding when you told her to finish her vegetables.*There’s Puppy!Maybe Puppy knows where Kitty is hiding.Hey, Puppy . . . Do you know where Kitty is hiding?Hmmm . . . Maybe he doesn’t know.Hold on . . . Since when does Puppy have black fur? Puppy has never had black fur. So maybe that isn’t Puppy at all. So who is it really? Hmmm . . .IT’S KITTY IN DISGUISE! GET HER!SHE’S RUNNING INTO THE LIVING ROOM! GET HER!Excerpted from Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel.Copyright © 2008 by Nick Bruel.Published in 2008 by Square Fish.All rights reserved. This work is protected under copyright laws and reproduction is strictly prohibited. Permission to reproduce the material in any manner or medium must be secured from the Publisher.

Editorial Reviews

"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