Bad Kitty, by Nick Bruel

My daughter loves her books. We picked up Bad Kitty, by Nick Bruel from the library last weekend and we have been reading it ever since. There is also a “cat nipped” version, where there are actual bites taken out of the hardcover. That is the version we checked out and if you have the opportunity to buy it, I suggest that version. She really got a kick out of it. Great marketing idea.

Bad Kitty used to be a good kitty, until his owner forgot to buy his favorite foods. The next few pages tell, along with great illustrations, what Bad Kitty is doing to his home and those around him. He fights with the neighbor, he attacks the vet, etc. The pictures are hilarious. My four-year old was laughing out loud.

Halfway through the book, his owner comes home with his favorite treats, which are described in great detail and then he is transformed into Good Kitty once again. It’s a predictable romp but fun to read out loud. The only downside is that there are some words that a young child would not understand.. so I had to replace them with other words as I read the story out loud.

Because of the vocabulary, I would say this book is geared towards the 5-6 age range and will appeal to boys and girls alike. It’s silly but a lot of fun. Check it out if you can!

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