Bad Kitty Gets a Bath (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)by Nick Bruel
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. With bath time approaching, Kitty's owners do what they can to prepare themselves for the disaster they know it will become--and even have an ambulance waiting in the driveway just in case!
Bad Kitty and Poor Puppy are back. This time they are featured in a funny, heavily illustrated "how-to" chapter book that is reminiscent of Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise's "Regarding the..." titles (Harcourt). The instructions for getting the feline into the water include begging, cajoling, and reverse psychology. The text includes clippings from the Daily Nooz , "Uncle Murray's Fun Facts," a "Quick Quiz," a glossary of cat sounds ("fft!"), and two notes from the editor to the author about what is "unprintable." The resistant cat makes a valiant effort to avoid the procedure but finally-"YEOWR!," "HISSS!"-she is bathed. The pup gets his turn in an epilogue, but without any drama. Bruel's zany illustrations incorporate numerous perspectives that heighten the humor.-Marilyn Ackerman, Brooklyn Public Library, NY
Meet the Author
Nick Bruel is the author and illustrator of Boing!, Who Is Melvin Bubble? (a Junior Library Guild and Children’s Book of the Month Club Selection), and of course Bad Kitty and Poor Puppy. Bob and Otto, written by his father Robert and illustrated by Nick, was the One Picture Book/One Community selection for Miami Dade and Broward counties for the 2007-2008 school year. He is also the illustrator of Roaring Brook’s five Dick King-Smith chapter books. His next book will be another Bad Kitty chapter book, Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty, from Roaring Brook in Fall 2009. Nick lives with his wife Carina in Tarrytown, NY.
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