Bad Kitty for President

Bad Kitty for President

by Nick Bruel


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250010162
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 08/21/2012
Series: Bad Kitty Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 34,712
Product dimensions: 5.66(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.44(d)
Lexile: 690L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

NICK BRUEL is the New York Times–bestselling author and illustrator of, among other books, Bad Kitty, Poor Puppy, Bad Kitty Gets a Bath, Bad Kitty vs Uncle Murray, and Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty. Nick lives with his wife and daughter in Tarrytown, New York. Visit him at

Reading Group Guide

Bad Kitty For President: Word Scramble!

Bad Kitty is at it again! Help her and Poor Puppy un-scramble the words listed below before the ballots close for good!











Word Box











Bad Kitty for President: Writing Exercise!

Every candidate needs a good writing team! Become a part of Bad Kitty's campaign by helping her write a speech to read at the next Neighborhood Cat Coalition.

In the box below, outline your ideas, and then, on a separate sheet, use these points to write your final speech. And remember, no empty promises, Kitty!


Main Argument:


Bad Kitty for President: Where is Bad Kitty Campaigning?

Help! We've got to find Kitty's campaign trail! Use the clues below to locate the states Kitty has visited, and where she will be going to next.


1. This Midwestern state is known for its cheese and cooooooold winters. Go Packers Go!

2. This state is known for its aloha spirit and delicious pineapples! Aloha!

3. This state is known for its loyal sports fans and historic Freedom Trail. It's the Bay State!

4. This "sunny" state is known for its yummy oranges, fun theme parks, and boggy Everglades.

5. This state shares a border with Canada and is part of the Great Plains region. It is located just north of another state with a similar name!

6. This Northeast state is home to the busiest, most populated city in the US––the state and the city have the same name!

7. This Pacific state is known for the historic Gold Rush. It is also home to Tinsel Town and some of the best surfing!

8. Commonly known as the Lone Star state, it is home to the Alamo!

9. Located in the west, this state is home to some of the best skiing and hiking trails in our country. It's home to the Rocky Mountains!

10. This Northwest state is the only state to be named after a president.

Bad Kitty for President: Host Your Own Mock Election!

Curious how the Neighborhood Cat Coalition keeps their checks and balances?

Host your own mock election at school or home today. Here's all the stuff you'll need for a smooth-sailing election. Just don't let Bad Kitty into the ballot box!

Official Petitions

Have a school or community official encourage students to participate in the election by signing up as candidates for specific positions.

Campaign Speeches

Whether you are running for class president or student council member, it is always a great idea to hold an assembly where all of the candidates talk about their platform and ideas. They should discuss issues that might have an effect on the student experience.

Election Ballot

Have everyone who is interested in the election cast their vote individually and privately. Create a box with a small slit for the ballots. The ballots could look like this:

I give my vote to:

My Write In Candidate is:


Tallying Ballots

Once the voting has closed, assign a group of students to count all of the votes. Use a chalkboard, a white board, or even a computer chart to make sure every vote is counted, and every voice is heard. Once all of the votes have been counted, you can announce the winner!

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Bad Kitty for President 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is hilarious and I would have read this to my son when he was 8 (he's an adult now, and I would add, an informed and educated adult who keeps up on topical information). This satire of the political process can help explain all the ridiculous rhetoric all of us, children included, face every political season. The glossary of political terms at the back is quite informative to help educate kids. Our society uses expletives (%#%$) to denote "colorful language" in our text -- wouldn't you rather your children understand that, than be ignorant of it? And let's face it, we all know an Uncle Murray!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Soooooooooooo good i love these books omg!!! People please these are the best books ever!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tis book is pretty good once you read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books and i think that everong should read them......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book I want to read it over and over again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book it is very funny
shazzerwise on LibraryThing 23 days ago
Fun installment of the "Bad Kitty" series, with lots of great real information about the electoral process for kids. Very timely. Fans of Bad Kitty will eat it up.
Glenajo on LibraryThing 23 days ago
Nick Buel's Bad Kitty for President is out just in time for the presidential race this year. Bad Kitty for President includes the steps necessary to become president in easy to understand language and graphic novel format with a character that elementary students are already familiar with and enjoy. The students will enjoy most of the jokes, though many of them target higher-level humor that may appeal to middle school students. Bad Kitty runs for neighborhood president when he decides something needs to be done about the stray cat issue. All the neighborhood cats join the race, as well. The winner is determined by who can best kiss the baby. For those students who have a good grasp of a presidential race, the book will be fun and interesting, others may not understand the book, or it may confuse them. I would recommend this book for upper elementary or middle school students. The bad actions and humor will definitely appeal to their sense of humor. Received Galley from
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the least funny Bad Kitty book we have read. We love all the others we have read. It was entertaining but kind of boring.
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My 6 yo loves the Bad Kitty books. He just laughs and laughs when we read them, and they have helped encourage him to start reading chapter books on his own. However, this one lost his interest. I think if he was older and had an idea of how an election works he would have enjoyed it, but he knows very little about politics and is not interested in learning. When you have to explain the ideas, the jokes aren't funny and he didn't really want to hear the explanations. We'll stick to the others which are great!
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Can't even open it. Big disappointment!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not impressed at all! It doesn't even deserve the 1 star I was forced to give! Sarcastic, sassy & rude and also has bleeped out foul language. example: "What the %#@$ is that?" This is nothing that kids need help with today. I understand the world is not all rosey and nice but this isn't helping it ethier.  There are many  other kids books out there that don't use any of this nonsense.
irisheyes412 More than 1 year ago
Disappointed in the choice of words, story content, and illustrations.  The story content was not funny.   Uncle Murray is scary looking not funny with his comments that he makes. We really enjoyed Bad Kitty Takes a Bath.  We ordered the rest of the Bad Kitty books on the nook and are very disappointed.  We would  recommend give Bad Kitty Takes a Bath.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very disappointed with a few of the authors selection of words... or lack there of. My eight year old daughter pointed out at least two pages that contain bleeped out foul language indicators.... for instance page 86 contains the following; "What the %#%$ is that?" If this is meant to be the word "heck" then spell it out... let's not leave this kind of thing for kids to fill in the blank. I know that kids hear all sorts of foul language today, but I don't think they should have to read it in a children's book. I don't feel that a children's book is the right place to have this kind of stuff.