Bad Kitty Gets a Bath (Paperback)
July 2008 Indie Next List
“As every cat owner knows, giving kitty a bath generally isn't a problem, right? This wildly funny illustrated chapter book will have readers of all ages rolling with laughter! Bruel details his steps for giving his beloved Kitty a proper bath -- if only Kitty can be found! Includes cat-sound interpretations and a glossary every cat-lover will appreciate.”
— Tish Gayle, The Blue Marble Bookstore, Fort Thomas, KY
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.
About 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.
"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.”—Booklist