Bad Kitty Gets a Bath

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath

by Nick Bruel


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312581381
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Series: Bad Kitty Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 18,405
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 650L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

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.

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Now’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 . . .



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.

Reading Group Guide


Word Scrambler
Directions: Unscramble the words on the left to make words you might read in the Bad Kitty books.
1. TELITR OXB_______________________________
2. URF LBAL_________________________________
3. CUELN RMYRUA___________________________
4. DBA YTITK________________________________
5. PPYPU_____________________________________
6. NTASREG KTYIT____________________________
7. HBTA_____________________________________
8. THYCTA TTKIY____________________________
9. OEMW_____________________________________
10. YAPHP DBRIYTAH__________________________

Drawing Activity
The neighborhood cats are on their way over with presents for Kitty. What will you bring her? Draw your present here so you can celebrate Kitty's birthday too!

Fill in the Words
Directions: Fill in the appropriate kind of words in the passage below from Bad Kitty Gets a Bath.

Be prepared. The first lesson that all cat owners must
____________ (VERB) is that CATS____________ (VERB) BATHS.
For your own safety, please repeat this to yourself ____________ (NUMBER) times. It's not that cats don't like baths. It's not that cats have a ____________ (ADJECTIVE)
relationship with baths. It's not that cats chose not to vote for baths in the last election. It's not that cats would rather choose ____________ (NOUN) over baths. It's not that cats neglect to send baths a card on their birthdays. It's not that cats pick baths last when they ____________ (VERB) sides for a kickball game. It's not that cats think about baths in the same way as ____________ (NOUN)
thinks about dogs. It's not that cats once thought baths are an awesome present that cost ____________ (amount) dollars, and then baths didn't have the decency to say "thank you".
It's simply that CATS HATE BATHS!!

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